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CONTENTS Email: electriccity@timesshamrock.com Mail: 149 Penn Ave., Scranton, Pa. 18503 Distribution: For Electric City: David G. Caswell, (570) 348-9196. Advertising: (570) 348-9185

Calendar of Events..................................................8 Fab 5 ............................................................. 4 - 5 Drowning Ophelia ...................................................6 Features.......................................................... 16, 26

On the Cover: Gaslight Theatre Company presents Drowning Ophelia.

Nightlife.................................................................18 Club Listings.....................................................19 Bartender of the Week......................................18 Music ....................................................................20 Concerts ...................................................20 - 21 Sounds .............................................................23 Entertainment........................................................28 Screens......................................................28 -29 Astrology ..........................................................33 Advice Goddess................................................46 Crossword........................................................47 Sudoku .............................................................47 Culture...................................................................36 Up Close & Personal................................36 - 37 Photos ...........................................17, 32, 35, 40

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5 great things to do this week


SplaShin’ with CompaSSion


new winter BeerfeSt

Are you anxious to kick off winter after the unseasonable warm weather? The third annual Splashin’ with Compassion gives you the chance to jump right into the cold climate. Scranton’s only polar plunge event is on Saturday, Jan. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Rd., Scranton. The actual plunge kicks off at 11 a.m. Admission is $35 and free for spectators. The event is sponsored by Friends of Shannon McDonough, a local non-profit who profit emotional and financial support to 16-25 year old individuals battling cancer in the Northeastern Pennsylvania region. Those taking the plunge have a chance to win prizes tagged to underwater rings. There will also be a DJ, a gift basket raffle, sleigh of cheer, ski-up bar, a kids table and healthrelated vendors. Costumes are encouraged by not required. For more information, visit friendsofshannonmcdonough.com. — cl

What’s better than having a beer with friends? How about trying over 75 craft stouts and ales on tap? You can do that at the inaugural Pocono Winter Beerfest on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.,at the Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. You can find a new beer to enjoy at your Super Bowl party next weekend, or simply spend the afternoon listening to live music and eating food while you sample a variety of beer and styles. Tickets are $35 and include a souvenir tasting glass. Limited VIP tickets are available for $50 which include early admission to the event at noon for a private tasting of specialty beer. Designed driver tickets are $10 and will receive complimentary soft drinks, coffee and bottled water. For more information and a complete list of featured breweries, visit shermantheater. com. — cl

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Women & one Acts

Turning to the attention to women on and off stage, the Diva Theater is hosting “Women and One Acts” at The Olde Brick Theatre, 126 W. Market St., Scranton. Shows are Thursday, Jan. 28, to Saturday, Jan. 30, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 31, at 2 p.m. “Women and One Acts” consist of an allwomen cast in a program of original one-act plays by local writers that were directed by women. Playwrights include Marnie Azzarelli, Christopher Conforti and E.J. Leeson, Meredith Miner-Reese, Sarah Jayne Regan, Art Walsh, and William Zeranski. Directors include Liz Stanton, Debbie Buck, Meredith Miner-Reese, April Holgate, Marnie Azzarelli and Kelly Ann Walsh. Diva Theater is a non-profit theater company of Showbiz Kidz, Duryea Dinner Theater and the resident company of The Olde Brick Theatre. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended and can be done by calling 570-209-7766 or by visiting the facebook event page. — cl



Babble is back to deliver emotion through stories, songs, art and any form of expression. On Saturday, Jan. 30, at 8:30 p.m., Babble II will be at The Lamp Post, 47 N Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, on the third floor. The event is free. Babble is part of The Lamp Post, which is a series of music, dance and visual art events created by Bianca Roman. Originally designed to be a showcase for writers, poets, readers or anyone who had something to express, Babble has evolved to include feature a variety of artistic expression that include not saying a word by adding art pieces to the event. Babble II will feature spoken word, a gallery exhibit of artwork, a dance performance and musical acts. For more information and a list of featured performers, visit the Facebook page. — cl


GrAteful DeAD resurrecteD

Multi-instrumentalist Marc Muller brought together a cast of musicians to present their tribute to the music of the Grateful Dead with as much “deadication” as he could find. Dead On Live returns to the Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, for the fourth time presenting their Grateful Dead sing-along show on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Audience participation is at the heart of the concert and the setlist will capture this to keep the sing-along strong with fan favorites like “Sugar Magnolia,” “Scarlet Begonias,” “Box of Rain” and more. In staying true to the spirit of the Grateful Dead, every Dead On Live show also features a whole lot of jamming and improvisation. Dead On Live recently presented Terrapin Station as released in 1977, note for note in its entirety, featuring the Monmouth Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at mcohjt.com. — cl

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PHOtO by braD J. barry

Water, Water everyWhere

“We’ve been trying to not share too much about the storyline so the audience can experience GasliGht theatre Company presents DroWninG ophelia it as it happens,” Rachel said. Drowning Ophelia is the story of Jane, who always running ideas part her.” A resurgence of Hamlet has occurred in the doesn’t know what to do with the literary character However, the process of Drowning Ophelia area, and while local playwright Rachel Luann who has taken up residence in the bathtub. Ophelia has been different. Jonathan asked Rachel to only Strayer’s Drowning Ophelia might have a familiar interrupts Jane’s life with obnoxious songs about attend the first three days of rehearsals, which gave death and valentines and also disrupts Jane’s Shakespearian character, that’s where the correlation ends. The Gaslight Theatre Company’s produc- the cast a chance to do some paper work, read relationship with Edmund, an odd but charming through the script and ask her any questions about actor. Ophelia stirs up memories about Jane’s tion of the dark comedy opens at The Theater at characters. After that, Rachel has largely not been Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton with brother. As Jane’s past intrudes on her present, involved in the rehearsal process because Jonathan Ophelia is seen not as a character from Hamlet, but performances on Thursday, Jan. 28, to Saturday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 31, at 2 p.m. wanted to encourage Gaslight Theatre Company’s a long-forgotten messenger with a question from own exploration of the piece. Drowning Ophelia was first produced in San Jane’s own troubled mind: How do you move on The stage is set up in a three quarter round, Francisco in 2013. When Gaslight Theatre Comwhen reconciliation is not an option? which means there will be an audience on three pany had a call for directors last year, Jonathan “What we’re talking about is the human experiof the four sides of the stage. Jonathan wanted to Strayer asked Rachel Luann Strayer if she would ence and the journey anybody makes when facing a give the stage an intimate set up and playing space personal tragedy and what it takes to move beyond be willing to allow him to use her play when he so that the audience is close to the action, and in submitted his proposal. that,” Jonathan said. “The script is beautifully writsome cases close to the actors themselves. The “That was a wonderful thing because here’s ten because it integrated humor all throughout the actors will be making entrances and exits through someone I love and trust artistically who wants to heavy themes.” the aisles where the audience is seated in hopes direct my play and here’s another company who So why use Ophelia as a catalyst at all? Acbelieves in it and wants to produce it,” Rachel said. that they will feel right instead the play. cording to Rachel, the only similarities between “One of the reasons I wanted to do that was While working on a creative project and living Hamlet’s Ophelia and her own are some of their because the most memorable theatrical experitogether can seem like a difficult task for some dialogue. The inspiration came from Juanita Rockences that I’ve had have been intensely close and artistic couples, according to Jonathan that’s far well, Rachel’s mentor when she attended Wilkes intimate,” Jonathan said. from the case. This isn’t the first time the pair has University. Rockwell introduced her to a variety of The cast is also an intimate group of four that worked together, and usually the two of them are genres in playwriting. One such play was Eurydice includes Jessica McDonough as Ophelia, Alicia a team. by Sarah Ruhl. Ruhl used Eurydice from Greek “The biggest challenge I have is that I want the Nordstrom as Jane, Jeremy Kemmerer as Edmund mythology to help tell a new story. and Timothy McDermott as Adam. Though the production to surprise and delight her,” Jonathan “[Rockwell] said that maybe I need to consider small cast is planned to tell a heavy story, specifics that there’s a character out there that’s going to said. “In working together in nearly everything else that we’ve done, we talk about everything. I’m about the plot have been kept under wraps. help me tell this story,” Rachel said. “I immediately

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thought of Ophelia and then told myself I couldn’t do that because everyone knows who Ophelia is. But I couldn’t get away from her. I knew she was the right person to help me tell my story.” With shows selling out in advance, it’s hard to argue that Ophelia wasn’t the right choice. If you are interested in attending a show that is sold out, the Gaslight Theatre Company has a stand-by list. If any seats open up, they will be sold in the order of request. To be added to the list, email gaslighttheatre@gmail.com. The playwright is happy to have her work produced, but ultimately wants to shed light on current topics and for audience members to discuss the theme with others. “I hope my audience wants to talk about it afterwards,” Rachel said. “I think the issues the play is dealing with are prevalent in our society and culture right now, and they need to be talked about so they can lose some of the stigma attached to them.” Jonathan also wants the audience to soak in the playwright’s story, but warns that they might also be soaking up some water while viewing the action. “There’s water inside the tub on stage, but it doesn’t always stay there,” Jonathan said. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors and can be purchased online at ticketfly.com, by calling 570-955-1455 or at the box office at Lackawanna College in Angeli Hall. Seating is limited and reservations will not be taken for this production. For more information, visit gaslighttheatre.org/up-next. — cathleen lathrop

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uled to Sept. 24. Featuring Pablo Padin as Freddie Mercury. The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society Arts, Wilkes-Barre. $28-$76. 570-826-1100 or Winterfest, Jan. 29 through 31. This 16th kirbycenter.org. annual event features performances by LMAO Hip-Hip & Soul Concert Event, Feb. 5, 8 Dan Paisley & Southern Grass, Mama p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Featuring performances by Corn, The Lost Ramblers, The Lost RamThe Love and Hip Hop R&B star Amina Buddafly and blers and Louie Setzer and the Appalachian hosted by: New York King of Comedy, HBO def Comedy Mountain Boys, among others. Also find Jam and BET ComicView star Gerald Kelly. Also featurworkshops, jam band contest, instrument ing Maxx and Stax, The Full Force Brothers and ESU’s repair clinic, vendors, a children’s program The Lyrical Genius, LG. Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg. at the library and more. Quality Inn, Stroudsburg. $20-35. 570-420-2808 or shermantheater.com. $15-25/day or $45 weekend pass. 570-994-7305 Cassandra Hart, Feb. 6, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The or poconobluegrass.org. singer/songwriter will perform. Hilltop Christian Music from St. Stephen’s presents House of Coffee House at Plains United Methodist Church, Hamill, Jan. 29, 7 p.m. (Rescheduled from Jan. 22) Plains. Free. 570-899-2264 or unitybymusic.org or Rose Baldino (Burning Bridget Cleary) and Brian steve@unitybymusic.org. Buchanan (Enter the Haggis) perform as the third Opera Extravaganza, Feb. 6, 7 p.m. Rossetti annual Winter Warmer Concert Series continues. Family Estate, Scranton. $40/$75. 347-209-7551. Includes warm refreshments and post-perforOren Fader and Jessica Bowers in Concert, mance meet-the-artist reception. Each concert runs Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. The Clas75 minutes with no intermission. St. Stephen’s sical Guitar Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre. $18. 570-825presents classical guitarist Fader in performance 6653 or ststephenswb.org. with mezzo soprano Bowers. The Cooperage, HonDonna the Buffalo with City of the Sun, Jan. 29, esdale. $15 suggested donation. 570-253-2020 or 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. The roots rock band cgsnepa.org or cgsnepa@gmail.com. returns. Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe. Billy Gibbons, Feb. 6, 8 p.m. Sherman Theater, $26. 570-325-0249 or mcohjt.com. Stroudsburg. $35-$55/$149/$274 . 570-420-2808 Jeremiah Tall, Jan. 29, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:45 or shermantheater.com. p.m. One-man band from Bucks County. Harmony The Eric Mintel Quartet Does TV, Feb. 6, 8 p.m., Presents at the Hawley Silk Mill, Hawley. $17 advance; Jazz pianist Eric Mintel and his band interpret clas$20 door. 570-588-8077 or harmonypresents.com. sic TV film scores. Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Rose Ostrowski, Jan. 30, 3 to 4 p.m. Mall at Thorpe. 570-325-0249 or mcohjt.com. Steamtown, Scranton. 570-343-3400 or themalSynaesthesia Socials Birthday Party from latsteamtown.com. Beyond, Feb. 7, 6 to 9 p.m. Synaesthesia Social January Thaw Reggae Beats Island Party, Jan. combines live music, drawing, poetry and theater: 30, 7 p.m. Featuring performances by Lion Sanford, the performers are the subjects for the artists as well Preach Freedom, George Wesley, Herb Heins, Carl as the entertainment for the audience. Draw or just Charles and others. BYOB; no glass. Mountain Sky, Bucks county’s one-man folk rock band Jeremiah Tall plays the Harmony Presents stage at listen. All ages and skill levels welcome. The Olde Jermyn. $15 cover. 570-396-1987 or mountainsky.net. the Hawley silk Mill on Friday, Jan. 29, at 8 p.m. Brick Theatre, Scranton. $2-5. 570-209-7766 or ted@ Dead On Live, Jan. 30, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 tedmichalowski.com. p.m. Performing the music of The Grateful Dead The Pennsylvania native rocker performs hits from an instrument and jump in to this weekly musical Homegrown Music Concert, Feb. 8, 8 p.m. Proand Jerry Garcia. Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim session. Duffy’s Coffee House, Clarks Summit. his five-decade career. Sherman Theater, Stroudsducing host George Graham presents Americana Thorpe. $25. 570-325-0249 or mcohjt.com. burg. $38-52. 570-420-2808 or shermantheater.com. 570-586-1380. soul band The Empty Pockets. Be part of the live The Coal Town Rounders, Jan. 30, 8 p.m. Doors Music from St. Stephen’s presents Indigo An Evening in Vienna, Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m. Perstudio audience or watch from home. Reservations open at 7:45 p.m. The four-piece bluegrass band formance Music at The University of Scranton with Moon Brass Band, Feb. 5, 7 p.m. The New Orleansrequired. The Sordoni Theater at WVIA, Pittston. performs at this Harmony Presents event in The Boiler pianist Donald R. Boomgaarden, Ph.D. Houlihanstyle jazz band performs as the third annual Winter Free. 570-655-2808 or wvia.org. Room. Harmony Presents at the Hawley Silk Mill, McLean Center at University of Scranton, Scranton. Warmer Concert Series continues. Includes warm Tauk, Umphrey’s McGee, Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. Doors Hawley. $19-22. 570-588-8077 or harmonypresents.com. free. 570-941-7624 or scranton.edu/music. refreshments and post-performance meet-theopen 7 p.m. Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. $25 advance; Synaesthesia Socials presents Tribal Waves, artist reception. Each concert runs 75 minutes with Josh Groban: Stages Live, Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m. $30 day of show. 570-325-0371 or pennspeak.com. Jan. 31, 6 to 9 p.m. Synaesthesia Social comno intermission. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, This concert featuring selections from Broadway Marley’s Mission presents Olivia Kay in bines live music, drawing, poetry and theater: the Wilkes-Barre. 570-825-6653 or ststephenswb.org. musicals was recorded before a live audience at Concert, Feb. 12, 5:30 to 8 p.m. The nonprofit performers are subjects for the artists as well as the historic Los Angeles Theatre. The footage is cut Winter Warmer Concert Series - Indigo Moon organization welcomes the twelve-year old from entertainment. Draw or just listen. All ages and skill with a live Q&A with Groban. Cinemark 20, Moosic. Brass Band, Feb. 5, 7 p.m. St. Stephen’s EpiscoOklahoma for an encore appearance the evening levels welcome. The Olde Brick Theatre, Scranton. Regal Dickson City Stadium 14 & IMAX, Dickson pal Church, Wilkes-Barre. $18. 570-825-6653 or before its sixth annual Blue Ribbon Gala. 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$42.75/$52.75. 570-826-1100 or kirbycenter.org. UNC Youth in Hamlet, Jan. 29, 7 p.m. The United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s youth department hosts a production of Hamlet in conjunction with the REV Theatre Company. Among the non-traditional elements of the staging are a female Hamlet. Runs 75 minutes. Oppenheim Center for the Arts, Scranton. Free. 570-961-1592. Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m., Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m., Jan. 31, 3 p.m., Feb. 4, 7 p.m., Feb. 5 through 6, 7:30 p.m., Feb. 7, 3 p.m. Act Out presents the musical based on the Hans Christian Andersen story. With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater. Act Out Theatre, Taylor. 570-881-4206. Madama Butterfly, Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m. Teatro Lirico D’Europa presents the Puccini opera. Full-scale production in Italian with English super titles. The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre. $27-$57. 570-826-1100 or kirbycenter.org. Past Happy, Jan. 30, 6 p.m. This benefit for the Wyoming County Players includes a trivia contest, prizes and supper (homemade soups, breads, salads and desserts.) BYOB. Whipple Performing

Arts Studio, Tunkhannock. $15. 570-836-6986 or wyomingcountyplayers.com. Guys & Dolls, Jan. 30 through Feb. 21, FridaysSaturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Directed by Dan Pascoe with musical direction by Ted Anderson, this latest Music Box production stars Dane Bower, Jimmy Williams, Ericka Law and Megan Horwatt in the leading roles. Doors open two hours prior to curtain with cash bar available. Buffet dinner served 90 minutes before show. Tickets available for dinner and show or show only. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, Swoyersville. $14-35. 570-283-2195 or musicbox.org. Women and One Acts, through Jan. 30, 8 p.m. Jan. 31, 2 p.m. Diva Productions presents an allwoman cast in a program of one-act plays by local writers directed by women directors. Reservations recommended. Playwrights include Marnie Azzarelli, Christopher Conforti and E.J. Leeson, Meredith Miner-Reese, Sarah Jayne Regan, Art Walsh and William Zeranski. The Olde Brick Theatre, Scranton. $10-12. 570-209-7766. Drowning Ophelia, through Jan. 31, ThursdaysSaturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Gaslight Theater Company presents the East Coast premier


Ron White, Jan. 28, 8 p.m. The comedian of “Blue Collar Comedy Tour” fame performs a new stand-up show with special guest Josh Blue. The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre.

Dramatic soprano Nina Stemme stars in the title role of The Met: Live in hD broadcast of Puccini’s Turandot on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 12:55 p.m. via participating regional cinemas.

of Rachel Luann Strayer’s play in conjunction with Community Concerts. The Theater at Lackawanna College, Scranton. $12-15. 570-955-1455 or lackawanna.edu. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Feb. 5, 8 p.m., Feb. 6, 2 p.m., 8 p.m., Feb. 7, 1 p.m. Broadway Theatre League presents the Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice musical on tour. Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, Scranton. $35-$57. 570-344-1111 or broadwayscranton.com. The Children’s Hour, Feb. 12 through 21, Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Feb. 11, 8 p.m. Actors Circle presents the Lilian Helman play under the direction of Patricia Purcell. Providence Playhouse, Scranton. $8-12. 570-3429707 or actorscircle.org. Jesus Christ Superstar, Feb. 12 through March 6, Fridays, Sundays, 2 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 p.m. Presenting Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical dramatization of the last days of Jesus Christ. Meal and show packages available via The River Room or The Gem and Keystone. Shawnee Playhouse, Shawnee-On-Delaware. $15-28. 570421-5093 or theshawneeplayhouse.com. The Telephone and Trouble in Tahiti, Feb. 18 through 19, 7:30 p.m. A double bill featuring works by Gian Carlo Menotti and Leonard Bernstein respectively, conducted by Warren Jones and directed by Carleen Graham. Tri-Cities Opera, Binghamton. 607-729-3444 or tricitiesopera.com. Dogfight, Feb. 19 through 28, Fridays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Assistant professor and associate dean of theatre Joseph Dawson directs the Wilkes University Theatre production of the musical adaptation of the 1991 movie about a group of soldiers who go out to get their kicks before leaving to fight in Viet Nam. With musical direction by Ken McGraw. Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre. $510. 570-408-4540 or wilkes.edu. Henry and Mudge, Feb. 20, 11 a.m. Theatreworks USA presents a live stage production based on the best-selling series of books by Cynthia Rylant. An optional Wiggles and Giggles craft workshop is presented one hour before the show for an additional $5 each. Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, Scranton. $8. 570-344-1111 or sccmt.org. A Taste of Theatre, Feb. 20, 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts hosts its fifth annual benefit offering menu selections of area restaurants, a silent auction, live entertainment and a cash bar. J.J. Ferrara Performing Arts Center, Hazleton. $30 or $50/couple. 570-454-5451 or ptpashows.org.



ing Hope Raffle tickets will be available for sale. Hilton Scranton and Conference Center, Scranton. Free. 570-343-3000 or marleysmission.com. NEPA Philharmonic: Music from Latin America, Feb. 12, 8 p.m. The regional orchestra presents a Latin jazz pops series concert tour of the Pan American experience featuring guest artists Mambo Kings. The Theater at Lackawanna College, Scranton. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org. Tusk, Feb. 12 through 13, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Fleetwood Mac tribute band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe. $26. 570-822-2992 or mcohjt.com. Wanabee My Valentine? - Wanabees concert, Feb. 13, 6 to 11:30 p.m. Regal Room, Olyphant. $20. 570-489-1901 or regalroom.com. Kilmaine Saints, Feb. 13, 7 to 10 p.m. Celtic rock band concert. Fundraiser for Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors. Parish of St. John Neumann, Scranton. $20. 570-344-6159. NEPA Philharmonic: Music from Latin America, Feb. 13, 8 p.m. The regional orchestra presents a Latin jazz pops series concert tour of the Pan American experience featuring guest artists Mambo Kings. The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org. Simply Grand: Dr. Donald Boomgaarden, Feb. 14, 3 p.m. The pianist performs a program of romantic compositions. Reservations required. The Sordoni Theater at WVIA, Pittston. Free. 570-655-2808 or wvia.org. A Broadway Valentine, Feb. 14, 4 p.m. Symphonic Chorus and soloists of Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, Scranton. $5/$15. 570-343-6707. Sloan Wainwright, Feb. 20, 7 p.m. RiverFolk Concerts presents the singer/songwriter in concert with special guests Aaron Nathans and Michael G. Ronstadt. The Cooperage, Honesdale. $18 advance; $22 door. 570-253-2020 or riverfolkconcerts.com. Popa Chubby, Feb. 20, 8 p.m. Born in the Bronx as Ted Horowitz, the postmodern bluesman celebrates the release of his new CD. Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe. $23. 570-325-0249 or mcohjt.com. Rhett Miller, Feb. 20, 8 p.m. The alt-country singer known for his work with The Old 97s performs “Live in the Chandelier Lobby.” The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre. $20-25. 570-826-1100 or kirbycenter.org.

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/CALENDAR Jonathan Vojtko, Dan Pascoe and Karl Kleist are among the cast of Guys and Dolls at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville. The musical opens on Saturday, Jan. 30, and runs through Feb. 21, with shows running Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. An optional buffet dinner is served 90 minutes before curtain. FROM PAGE 9

culture under the direction of Cassandra Pisiezcko. From the company: “A motley band of performers Shakespeare’s Will, Feb. 21, 2 p.m. Calder have claimed a small area sectioned off in the streets House Museum, Equinunk. $15 suggested donaby police barricades and here, among the desperate tion reservations required. 570-224-6722. and angry throngs, they hope to perform a play that A Moon for the Misbegotten, Feb. 25, 7 p.m. will unite rather than antagonize their audience.” #ocDoors open at 5:30 p.m. Philadelphia’s Walnut cupyshakespeare Alvina Krause Theatre, BloomsStreet Theatre presents the Eugene O’Neill tragedy burg. $13-26. 570-784-8181 or bte.org. set on a Connecticut tenant farm in 1923. The F.M. The Wizard of Oz, through Jan. 31, FridaysKirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre. Saturdays, 7 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Jan. 30, 2 p.m. $18-$38. 570-826-1100 or kirbycenter.org. Kids Innovating Stage and Sound presents the The Importance of Being Earnest, Feb. 25, 7:30 young performer’s edition of the popular musical p.m. The Summit University Theatre Department as its first production in the East End Centre. KISS presents the classic Oscar Wilde comedy under the Theatre Company, Wilkes-Barre. kisstheatre.org. direction of Dr. Brian Maxwell. Summit University, Jazz Hamlet, through Jan. 31, Fridays-SaturClarks Summit. 570-586-2400 or bbc.edu. days, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Featuring live jazz Continuing accompaniment and set in Newport’s Breakers Kick Out the Bottom: Open Voice Poetry during the Jazz Age, this new production of ShakeReading, Jan. 29, 7 p.m. Charlotte Rusalka hosts speare’s tragedy is directed by David Parmelee with this program of poetry, slam performance and Scott Colin in the title role and Deirdre Lynch as freestyling the last Friday of every month. Everyone Ophelia, David Giordano as Horatio, John Beppler is a featured reader. Limit 3-5 minutes per slot; as Laertes, Diane Sherman as Gertrude, Eric Lutz sign up at 6:45 p.m. The Afa Gallery, Scranton. as Claudius and Walter Mitchell as Polonius. The bookwormearthworm@yahoo.com. Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre, Wilkes-Barre. 570Romeo and Juliet, through Jan. 30, Fridays-Sat- 823-1875 or ltwb.org. urdays, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30, 2 p.m. The Bloomsburg The Two Georgias, through Feb. 7, Fridays, Theatre Ensemble presents Shakespeare’s tragedy Sundays, 2 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 p.m. The original in the modern setting of occupy movement protest full-length play by Brian McDermott is the second

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by the playwright to be produced at Shawnee. Shawnee Playhouse, Shawnee-On-Delaware. $1518. 570-421-5093 or theshawneeplayhouse.com. Love Songs from Broadway Musical Review, Feb. 12, 7 p.m. Musical review fundraiser for Excellence in School Theater Arts Awards Genetti Manor, Dickson City. $20/$35. nepaesta.eventbee.com or nepaesta@gmail.com.



2016 Scholastic Art Awards for Northeastern Pennsylvania, Jan. 30 through Feb. 17. Art and writing awards will be presented on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 1 p.m. in the Latour Room of the Nazareth Student Center. (Snow date: Feb. 6.) Mahady Gallery at Marywood University, Scranton. 570-3486278 or marywood.edu/galleries. #EverhartSnaps - Community Art at the Everhart, Feb. 5 through June 6. Personal photographs of residents at Everhart Museum through the years. Everhart Museum, Scranton. 570-346-7186 or everhart-museum.org. Andersonville and Florence Prisons: The Ezra Hoyt Ripple Memoir, Feb. 5 through March 11. The Hope Horn Gallery at University of Scranton, Scranton. 570-941-4214 or scranton.edu/gallery.

Between the Covers: Altered Books in Contemporary Art, Feb. 5 through June 6. This exclusive exhibition curated by Sarah Tanguy features books given new life as works of art by two dozen contemporary artists through techniques including folding, drilling, shredding, carving, stacking, ripping, sewing, pasting, burning, sanding, collage and assemblage. Everhart Museum, Scranton. Museum admission ($3-7) applies. 570-346-7186 or everhart-museum.org. Romantic Art, Feb. 5 through 21. Reception: Feb. 5, 6-8 p.m. Group show featuring work with a romantic or erotic theme in a variety of media. Hazleton Art League, Hazleton. 570-454-0092 or hazletonsartleague.org. Paper Cuts: Joseph Opshinsky, Feb. 5 through March 18, Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reception: Feb. 5, 6-9 p.m. ArtWorks Gallery & Studio, Scranton. 570207-1815 or ArtWorksNEPA.com. Works by Don Fatzinger, Feb. 5, 6 to 9 p.m. The Olyphant resident displays recent paintings in conjunction with First Friday Scranton. Cooper’s Seafood House, Scranton. 570-346-6883 or DonFatzingerFineArt.com. Painting Places, Feb. 6 through April 23, Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays-Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m. Reception: Feb. 6, 5-8 p.m. Landscape paintings by Bill Teitsworth. MacDonald Gallery at Misericordia University, Dallas. 570-674-6250 or misericordia.edu. The Golden Moment, Feb. 6 through April 23, Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays-Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m. Reception: Feb. 6, 5-8 p.m. Impressionist artist Renee Emanuel specializes in watercolor landscapes and still life paintings. Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University, Dallas. 570-674-6250 or misericordia.edu. Steve Lurkel: Oh You Pretty Things .., Feb. 13. Opening reception: Saturday, Feb. 13. Forage Space, Scranton. foragespace.com. American Neon - the photographs of Kenny Ganz, through Feb. 29. The Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. 570-996-1500 or dietrichtheater.com. Favorite Photographs of Tom Sheridan, through Feb. 29. The Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. 570-996-1500 or dietrichtheater.com. Backstage Pass: Baron Wolman and the Early Years of Rolling Stone, through March 16. Reception: Jan. 28, 5-7 p.m. Exhibition features 35 framed photographs, contact sheets and original Rolling Stone magazine covers from Wokman’s era as chief photographer from 1967 to 1970. Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes-Barre. 570-408-4325 or wilkes.edu.

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photography by Tunkhannock natives Madeleine Bunavage, Elizabeth Redan, Janelle Rought and Teall Five for the New Year, through Jan. 31, Fridays- Schoch. Weekend viewing hours available by appointSundays, 1 to 5 p.m. Featuring work by Pat Knecht, ment. Widmann Gallery at King’s College, WilkesRobert Bergstrasser, Allison Maslow, Christine Barre. 570-208-5875 or kings.edu. Sheffler and Barry Everson. Endless Mountains Selections: Photos and Paintings of Warmer Council of the Arts Center, Tunkhannock. 570-836- Days by Nina Davidowitz, through Feb. 27. On 3622 or emca.emcs.net. display in the Sandra Dyczewski Maffei Gallery. Stuffed Olives: Works by Ashley Kujat and Aaron Circle Center for the Arts (WVAL), Wilkes-Barre. Johnson, through Feb. 7, Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 to wyomingvalleyartleague.org. 7 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. Both artists recently Terezin and Kurdistan - A Journey: How do we relocated to Scranton and explore illustration through their break this chain of inhumanity?, through Feb. 28. Pholove of science fiction, animals and tattoos. Forage Space, tographs by Michael Mirabito, Ph.D. taken in the sumScranton. foragespace.com. mer of 2014 depict sites of past and recent genocide, Nature Calls, through Feb. 12. Reception: Jan. portraying former atrocities as well as the human need 23, 6-9 p.m. The Stairwell Gallery hosts a group for normalcy. A gallery talk will be held on Sunday, Feb. show celebrating the art of plein air and art inspired 17, at 2 p.m. Suraci Gallery at Marywood University, by nature. Gallery hours vary; call to confirm. The Scranton. 570-348-6278 or marywood.edu/galleries. Exchange, Bloomsburg. 570-317-2596 or mooseSelections from The Maslow Collection, exchange.org. through Feb. 29. Maslow Study Gallery at MaryFaculty and Alumni Exhibit, through Feb. 24, wood University, Scranton. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring artwork Art Events by current LCCC faculty and invited alumni artists. A Golden Moment: Painting Still Life in WaterSchulman Gallery at Luzerne County Community Colcolor, Jan. 28, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This Art Night with lege, Nanticoke. 570-740-0727 or luzerne.edu. Renee Emanuel event is offered in conjunction with Quintessence, through Feb. 26, Mondays-Fridays, the artist’s exhibit running Feb. 6 though April 23 at 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Exhibition of rural and nature Continuing

Misericordia University. She will discuss the selection of subject matter, composition and working from photographs. Includes a Q & A and a demonstration. ArtWorks Gallery & Studio, Scranton. $10 donation benefits the ArtWorks Scholarship Fund. 570-207-1815 or ArtWorksNEPA.com. Meet the Artists reception, Jan. 31, 3 to 4:30 p.m. American Neon - the photographs of Kenny Ganz; Favorite Photographs of Tom Sheridan; Folk Art Adventures of Carol Moyer The Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. 570-996-1500 or dietrichtheater.com. Life Drawing Group, Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. Regional artists host this weekly session on the second floor with a nude model. Bring your own supplies; easels provided. The Afa Gallery, Scranton. $2-7. 570-969-1040 or artistsforart.org. Drawing and Design: Art Class, Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. Jennifer Amazon of Amazon Art Studio hosts this weekly class. Topics to be covered include: elements of art, principles of design, drawing techniques, artist studies, life drawing skills, anatomy and color theory. Art Seen Gallery Co-Op and Cafe, Scranton. $20 (discount available with advance monthly enrollment). 570-497-6457 or AmazonArtStudio.com. First Friday Open House, Feb. 5, 6 to 9 p.m. This event offered in conjunction with First Friday Scranton features Jessup jewelry artist Caddie Calvey

who specializes in all-natural crystal jewelry as Lunar Sparkle and The Kennedy Creek Strummers, an all-ages, community-based ukulele troupe. Green Ridge Om & Wellness (GROW), Scranton. 570-507-9494 or greenridgewellness.com. Calder House First Friday, Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m. Equinunk Historical Society, Equinunk. free. 570-224-4466. Winterfest, Feb. 12 through 13. Businesses throughout the downtown district will showcase artists, host wine pourings or sponsor ice sculptures along the luminary-lit streets. Downtown Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg. 570-872-4839 or poconoarts.org. Hex Sign Workshop, Feb. 13, 10 to 11 a.m. Create personal hex signs based on traditional Pennsylvania Dutch designs using templates and cut paper with Nikki Moser at Steamworks. Offered by the AfA Gallery as part of its Second Saturday series of educational programs. Registration requested by Feb. 8. Mall at Steamtown, Scranton. $12-$15. 570-969-1040. Life Drawing Sessions, Feb. 21, 1 to 3:30 p.m. With demonstration by Robert Berstrasser, Ted Michalowski and Helen Lavelle. All are welcome to



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The 16th annual Pocono Bluegrass and Folk Society Winterfest features performances by bands including Dan Paisley & Southern Grass this weekend at the Quality Inn in Stroudsburg.

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participate in these workshops. Circle Center for the Arts (WVAL), Wilkes-Barre. $8-10. wyomingvalleyartleague@gmail.com. Libations & Creations: Paint with Jill, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m. Create your own painting of a “Sleeping Winter Owl” with art educator (and Harmony Presents director) Jill Carletti. All art supplies provided. BYOB. (Jan. 22 session is sold out.) Hawley Silk Mill, Hawley. $35. harmonypresents.com. Folk Art Adventures of Carol Moyer, through Feb. 29. The Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. 570996-1500 or dietrichtheater.com.


The Met Live in HD: Turandot, Jan. 30, 1 p.m. Nina Stemme stars as the Chinese princess with tenor Marco Berti as Calaf. Encore presentation plays select theaters only on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 6:30 p.m. Cinemark 20, Moosic.R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14, Wilkes-Barre.Regal Dickson City Stadium 14 & IMAX, Dickson City.Cinemark Stroud Mall, Stroudsburg. $17-27. 570-961-5922 or FathomEvents.com. NT Live: The Audience, Feb. 7, 2 p.m., Feb. 21, 2 p.m. National Theatre Live presents the Helen Mirren on stage as Queen Elizabeth II. The Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. $10-14. 570-996-1500 or DietrichTheater.com. Film Favorites: The Three Stooges, Feb. 10, 1 p.m., 7 p.m. This 2012 feature film is screened with support from Keystone Community Resources and Keystone Konfections. The Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Free. 570-996-1500 or dietrichtheater. com. Winter Fest, Feb. 12 through 25. Twelve films will be screened multiple times in 14 days. The opening night featuring a double header screening and refreshments event on Friday, Feb. 12, requires reservations and special $25 ticket. Films include Meet the Patels, Grandma, 99 Homes, Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words, Labyrinth of Lies, Learning to Drive, Room, The Second Mother, Suffragette, Taxi, Truth, Vermeer and His Music, The Winter’s Tale and The Wonders. The Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. $8.50. 570-996-1500 or dietrichtheater.com. Albright After Hours: The Trouble with Cali, Feb. 12, 6 p.m. The Albright Memorial Library sponsors a series of films that have had a local and/or national impact on popular culture. Admission free with library card. Recommended for adults only. Reservation required. Refreshments will be served. Screening in the Community Room. Lackawanna County Children’s Library, Scranton. Free. 570-348-3015 or lclshome.org/childrenslibrary. Labyrinth, Feb. 13, 10 p.m. Special screening

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Abby Witt and midge mcclosky perform as Georgie and Georgia in The Two Georgias by Brian mcDermott, running though Feb. 7, at the shawnee Playhouse with shows Fridays and sundays at 2 p.m. and saturdays at 8 p.m.

in celebration of the life and career of David Bowie. Includes pre-party, post-party and a costume contest. Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg. $8-12. 570-420-2808 or shermantheater.com. PCT Revival Movie Series, Feb. 14, 7 p.m. Jan. 24: The Last Starfighter. Feb 14. The Notebook. Pocono Cinema and Cultural Center, East Stroudsburg. $6.75. 570-421-6684 or poconocommunitytheater.org.


Book Signing: Joseph M. Klapatch, Jan. 30, 2 p.m. The author of The Scranton Fire Department 1854-Present: Including Minooka Hose Co. will sign copies of his new book. Copies will be available for purchase. Carbondale Public Library, Carbondale. 570-282-4281. 21st Century American Literature, Feb. 3, 6 to 7:15 p.m. Six-week Schemel Forum course exploring a selection of American novels written since the turn of the last century and a speculation of trends in contemporary American literature. Continues weekly through March 9. University of Scranton, Scranton. $60 or $100/couple. 570-941-6206 or scranton.edu or emily.brees@scranton.edu. Wyoming County Reads Book Discussion, Feb.

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3, 7 p.m. Topic: Coming of Age Novels, Bildungsroman; with facilitator Bill Chapla. This year’s selections are To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman. Tunkhannock Public Library, Tunkhannock. Free. 570-836-1677 or tunkhannock.com/library. Life Writing & Poetry Workshops, through Feb. 9, Tuesdays, 6 to 9 p.m. Master class series with Craig Czury. The Springville Schoolhouse, Springville. $90 for all six sessions or pay as you go. 570-702-1787 or craigczury@gmail.com. Wyoming County Reads Book Discussion, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. Topic: Heroes and Humans: A Study of Atticus Finch; with facilitator Bill Chapla. This year’s selections are To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman. Tunkhannock Public Library, Tunkhannock. Free. 570-836-1677 or tunkhannock.com/library. St. Valentine’s Massacre Cabaret, Feb. 11, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Origins Gallery, Stroudsburg. 570-507-7571. Wyoming County Reads Book Discussion, Feb. 17, 7 p.m. Topic: Mockingbird to Watchman: You Can’t Go Home Again or Can You?; with facilitator Bill Chapla. This year’s selections are To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman. Tunkhannock Public Library, Tunkhannock. Free. 570-836-1677 or tunkhannock.com/library. Electricity & Other Dreams with Micah Dean Hicks, Feb. 18, 6 p.m. The Calvino Prize-winning

author will read from his short story collection in this program sponsored by the Department of English. Misericordia University, Dallas. 570-6746400 or misericordia.edu. Wyoming County Reads Book Discussion, Feb. 24, 7 p.m. Topic: Hatred, Prejudice & Ignorance vs. the Human Capacity for Goodness; with Dr. Marnie Hiester and Dr. Jim Calderone of Misericordia University. This year’s selections are To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman. Tunkhannock Public Library, Tunkhannock. Free. 570-836-1677 or tunkhannock.com/library.


Auditions for The Diary of Anne Frank and Da, Jan. 28, 3 to 5 p.m. Monologues and character breakdowns can be found online. Shawnee Playhouse, ShawneeOn-Delaware. 570-421-5093 or theshawneeplayhouse. com or shawneeplayhouseexecdir@gmail.com. Free Community Dinner, Jan. 29, 5 to 8 p.m. Baked chicken dinner with homemade mashed potatoes, dessert and drink will be served to those in need of a good meal and fellowship. All are welcome. Maple Grove United Methodist Church (Sweet Valley), Hunlock Creek. 570-477-5216. Please see CALENDAR, Page 14

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Call for Entries: Romantic Art, Jan. 30 through 31, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Markle Gallery seeks artwork with a romantic or erotic theme for its Feb. 5-21 Valentinethemed exhibition. Submit up to two readyto-hang works of any size in any media. Pedestals will provided, if needed. Art league membership encouraged but not required. Hazleton Art League, Hazleton. 570-817-1075 or hazletonsartleague.org. Auditions for Arsenic and Old Lace, Jan. 30 through 31, noon to 5 p.m. Director Hoyt Keiser seeks three women ages 20 to 70 and 11 men ages 20 to 70 to perform in an April 29-May production of the dark comedy by Joseph Kesselring. Technical and backstage opportunities are also available. The Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. 570-996-1500 or dietrichtheater.com. Call for Entries: The Earth Speaks II, through Jan. 31. Deadline for submissions: Jan. 31. National open call for work that focuses the attention of the viewing public on climate crisis issues. More than $1100 in awards are available in a variety of mediums including 2-D, 3-D, photography and printmaking. Students are encouraged to enter. Prospectus available for download online. PoconoArts Community Cultural Center, Stroudsburg. $10-20 per entry. 570-476-4460 or poconoarts.org. Call for Applications, Feb. 6 through March 25.

Applications for the 2016 Scranton Fringe Festival will be accepted through March 25. The festival will be held in multiple venues in downtown Scranton from Sept. 29 through Oct. 2. Visit the website for details. Those interested in volunteering or financial sponsorship are also encouraged to inquire. The Scranton Fringe Festival, Scranton. scrantonfringe.org. Call for Production Staff: The Full Monty and Teen Academy, through Feb. 12. Deadline to submit: Feb. 12. The Music Box Players seek a director, musical director, choreographer, costumer and props master for its April 1-17 production. Auditions will be held mid-to-late February. Email letter of interest and resume to office@ musicbox.org. Director and music director positions are also open for Teen Academy starting mid-March and culminating in a production of Godspell Jr. in May. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, Swoyersville. 570-2832195 or musicbox.org or office@musicbox.org.

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Panked! Dance Party, Jan. 28, 9 p.m., Feb. 25, 9 p.m. Normally held the last Thursday of the month, this popular monthly dance party features music by DJs Conor McGuigan and Brian Langan. The Bog, Scranton. $5. 570-341-6761. Community Contra Dance, Feb. 6, 7 p.m. The Chicory House and the Folklore Society present music by Dr. Twamley’s Audio Snakes with calling by Terry Bachman. No partner or previous experience is necessary. Those arriving early can join a potluck dinner starting at 6 p.m.; bring a dish to pass. Church of Christ Uniting, Kingston. Pay what Ron White, Jan. 28, 8 p.m. The comedian of you wish. 570-333-4007 or folkloresociety.org. “Blue Collar Comedy Tour” fame performs a new Aerial Gypsy Burlesque, Feb. 14. Doors open for stand-up show with special guest Josh Blue. The F.M. dinner at 6:15 p.m. The company fuses burlesque Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre. and cabaret arts with aerial arts. Rescheduled from $42.75/$52.75.. 570-826-1100 or kirbycenter.org. Jan. 22 show which planned to feature performers Comedy Open Mic Night, Tuesdays, 9 p.m. Sign ups start at 8:30 p.m. Hammerjax Bar & Grill, Clifton Lilith Noir, Jezabelle Von Jane, Bunny Bedford, ViVi


Bloomsburg Theatre ensemble intern nia ali as Juliet and ensemble candidate eric Wunsch as Romeo in Romeo & Juliet, running at the alvina Krause Theatre through Saturday, Jan. 30, with performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 2 p.m. Visit bte.org or call 570-784-8181 for more information. Photo by Bob Rush.

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Township. 570-842-4925 or hammerjaxbarandgrill.com. Amina Buddafly and Gerald Kelly, Feb. 5, 8 p.m. Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg. $20/$30/$35. 570-420-2808 or shermantheater.com. Comedy Night at Meredith Hose Company, Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m. John Sweeney, John Moses and Matt Jenkins Meredith Hose Company, Childs. $25. 570-282-2801.

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Noir and her Follies, Venus Mantrapp and Zsa Zsa L’Amour. Tickets are available for dinner and show or show only. Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg. $2242.50. 570-420-2808 or shermantheater.com. Ballet Breakdown, through Feb. 21, Sundays, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Five-week series with Mandy Doria-Ellard preparing students for an open level or beginner’s ballet class with exploration of alignment and technique from a yogic perspective. Appropriate for newcomers or practiced dancers who want to fine-tune their technique. Each class runs approx. 75 to 90 minutes. Mission Yoga Studio, Scranton. $89. 570-909-9497 or Mission-Yoga.com. CaLendaR SuBmiSSionS Email your event information to electriccity@ timesshamrock.com or we will accept submissions mailed to Current Events, Electric City, 149 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18503. High resolution (min. 200 dpi) photos are welcome. Deadline for submissions is the Monday prior to the Thursday edition by noon. Due to the high demand for submissions, we cannot guarantee all events will be printed on a weekly basis. Most events do not run more than two to three weeks in advance. Regardless, all events submitted are published at The570.com.

The dietrich Theater opened three new exhibitions on Tuesday including american neon: Photographs by Kenny Ganz, Folk art adventures of Carol moyer and The Favorite Photographs of Tom Sheridan. Pictured is one of Sheridan’s photographs of the Kermode Bear or Spirit Bear, found only in British Columbia. a reception for all three artists will be held on Sunday, Jan. 31, from 3 to 4 p.m.

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he F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts provides the area with a variety of acts from comedians to concerts. Now the venue is giving audiences a chance to see Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, the classic opera that has been breaking hearts for more than a century. The Teatro Lirico D’Europa is producing the opera on Friday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m., at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Doors open at 6 p.m. Artistic and stage director Giorgio Lalov created Teatro Lirico D’Europa in 1988 with the late Yves Josse. From the start, Teatro Lirico D’Europa delivered traditional and full-scale productions with a professional chorus and orchestra. The company completed more than 2,000 performances worldwide at the time of Josse’s death in 1995. In 2000, the company had their first American tour, and has now completed 13 seasons of US tours and more than 4,000 performances in Europe. Madama Butterfly tells the story of an American Navy Officer, Lieutenant B. F. Pinkerton, who comes to Japan. He marries a young Japanese girl named Cio-Cio-San, known as Madame Butterfly. He returns to the United States and three years pass before Cio-Cio-San receives a letter from Pinkerton. She now has a small son, but instead of a family reunion, Pinkerton’s arrival brings surprise and sorrow to Cio-Cio-San. “It’s one of the most popular operas and people love it,” Lalov said. “It’s a sad story, but the music is unbelievable.” The mission of the company is to bring affordable, full-scale opera productions to venues around the world. They also try to showcase soloists from different countries and cultures. The cast of Madama Butterfly is no exception, as Lalov is most interested in talent. “The cast is very good,” Lalov said. “I have an international cast. The soprano is from Puerto Rico, the tenor is from Australia, the baritone is Bulgaria. I was born and raised in a communist country, so I’m always asked about my passport, papers and identification. I don’t really care where people are from because that doesn’t matter to me. What matters is if you can sing.” Melliangee Perez plays the role of Cio-Cio-San and Marc Heller plays B. F. Pinkerton. While Lalov says he has a talented cast all-around, Madama Butterfly is an opera that relies heavily on the lead female singer — the butterfly.

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“If that girl is not good or has some issues, the performance falls apart,” Lalov said. “It’s demanding vocally and emotionally. My soprano has a wonderful voice and people like her.” Opera can be intimidating for some audience members. Hearing a heavy story in a foreign language might mean you leave the theatre in confusion of what exactly happened. Not so anymore. The F. M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts will have a supertitle above the stage that translates to English what is being sung by the performers. “It’s like a foreign movie that has subtitles,” Lalov. “‘Do you have a supertitle?’ is the first thing that every venue in the United States asks if you want to produce an opera. The music is very beautiful, but if you don’t understand it, it doesn’t have the same effect on the audience. That’s the difference between symphony orchestra and opera.” Originally when the company first started, Lalov was both performing and producing shows in Teatro Lirico D’Europa. After shows began to book around the world though, he knew he had to make a decision about his role in the company that ultimately gave him the foundation for being an understanding and experienced director. “I had to think about my voice and how I wanted to produce the operas, so I made the decision to stage the operas and not sing in them anymore,” Lalov said. “I’ve found that my experience has helped me in directing. Some stage directors have no clue how difficult it is to sing an aria, so they make all of these crazy staining directions during the scene. For me, the voice is first and the staging is second.” Lalov has produced operas at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts before and says the venue is very welcoming. “The Kirby Center tires very hard to encourage classical music,” Lalov said. “Everyone enjoys pop music, but classical music is something different. It’s music for the soul. We’ve done many operas at the Kirby Center and they’re always well received.” Don’t forget to pack tissues for the performance of Madama Butterfly. “I’m sure there will be no dry eye in the hall,” Lalov said. Ticket prices start at $27 and can be purchased at the Kirby Center box office, kirbycenter.org, and by phone at 570-826-1100. For more information about Teatro Lirico D’Europa, visit jennykellyproductions.com.

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Clubs Thursday, January 28 The Bog, Scranton — Panked! Dance Party Breakers at Mohegan sun Pocono, Plains Twp. — Drive (The Cars tribute) deer head Inn, Delaware Water Gap — Jazz Jam with Bill Washer & Friends Formosa, Clarks Summit — Ron Leas and Kenny McGraw The Keys: Beer and spirits, Scranton — Open Mic Mecca’s Place, Dunmore — Jay Luke ruth’s Chris steak house, Plains Township — Music for Models Trio sambuca Grill, Scranton — Paul Ardito FrIday, January 29 The ariel View Inn, Lake Ariel — DJ Mike Strasburger arlo’s Tavern, Union Dale — Jack Foley and Robbie Walsh augustine’s Club 17, Old Forge — Millenium Bar Louie at Mohegan sun Pocono, Plains Twp. — Jigsaw Johnny Breakers at Mohegan sun Pocono, Plains Twp. — Toolshed Jack Cooper’s on the Waterfront, Pittston — Charlie Infantino and Frankie G (Frank Sinatra tribute) deer head Inn, Delaware Water Gap — Spencer Reed Quintet Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan sun Pocono, Plains Twp. — Kira + Brooke The Grill at The highlands, Archbald — Marilyn Kennedy JJ Bridjes restaurant, Clarks Summit — The Third Nut Kenny’s Pub, Archbald — Open Mic Night The Keys: Beer and spirits, Scranton — Skip Monday, Blue Sugar Riot Mecca’s Place, Dunmore — Destination West duo Mendicino’s Pizza, Covington Twp. — 30 Pack Lite Mert’s Piano Bar, Scranton — Last Call O’Leary’s Pub, Scranton — Giants of Science river street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp. — Delirium (Megadeth and Metallica tribute) ruth’s Chris steak house, Plains Township — Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio sambuca Grill, Scranton — Paul Ardito stir nightclub & Bar, Wilkes-Barre — Graces Downfall Wellington’s Pub & Eatery, Clarks Summit — Free Juke Box The Woodlands Inn & resort, Plains Twp. — The 25th Hour

local bands light Weight and london Force (pictured) split a night at O’leary’s Pub in scranton on saturday, Jan. 30. saTurday, January 30 augustine’s Club 17, Old Forge — Flat Land Ruckus Bar Louie at Mohegan sun Pocono, Plains Twp. — Shake 3x Breakers at Mohegan sun Pocono, Plains Twp. — 40 lb Head Brickhouse, Dupont — Facing the Giants Cooper’s on the Waterfront, Pittston — Great Rock Pair deer head Inn, Delaware Water Gap — Kate Baker and Vic Juris Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan sun Pocono, Plains Twp. — RJ Scouton Evolution nightclub at the Woodlands, Plains Twp. — Dance Party JaK’s Pub & Eatery, Jessup — Graces Downfall JJ Bridjes restaurant, Clarks Summit — Q-Ball Mecca’s Place, Dunmore — Backwoods Mendicino’s Pizza, Covington Twp. — Jeremy Burke Duo Mert’s Piano Bar, Scranton — Alex O’Brien O’Leary’s Pub, Scranton — Light Weight and London Force OTown Craft house, Olyphant — The Wanabees Poor richard’s Pub, Scranton — DJ Honey Do

The ravenhaus Tavern, Lake Ariel — George & Trish river street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp. — Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen ruth’s Chris steak house, Plains Township — Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio sambuca Grill, Scranton — Paul Ardito serafina resaturant, Dunmore — Bill & Donna Arnold skytop Lodge, Skytop — Doug Smith Orchestra sleepy hollow Lounge at Idle hour Lanes, Dickson City — Marilyn Kennedy slocum hollow Bar and restaurant at Montage Mountain, Scranton — Flaxy Morgan (7-11 p.m.) Wellington’s Pub & Eatery, Clarks Summit — Crazy Acres

MOnday, FEBruary 1 duffy’s Coffee house, Clarks Summit — Open Jam Session ruth’s Chris steak house, Plains Township — Erin McClelland TuEsday, FEBruary 2 ruth’s Chris steak house, Plains Township — Erin McClelland

WEdnEsday, FEBruary 3 Bazil, Clarks Summit — Marko Marcinko Jazz Quartet Bottlenecks saloon & Eatery, Wilkes-Barre — Jam with Abstract Peoples and DJ Hersh Executive Lounge at The Woodlands, Plains Twp. — Marty Edwards and Heartbeat Mecca’s Place, Dunmore — Ronnie Morgan sunday, January 31 Ole Tyme Charley’s restaurant & Pub, Plains arlo’s Tavern, Union Dale — Teddy Young & Twp. — Karaoke the Aces O’Leary’s Pub, Scranton — Village Idiots Bazil, Clarks Summit — John Oclese and Geri ruth’s Chris steak house, Plains Township — Featherby jazz duo Erin McClelland The ravenhaus Tavern, Lake Ariel — Kevin stir nightclub & Bar, Wilkes-Barre — Karaoke Campion with Tony Piazza slocum hollow Bar and restaurant at Montage Mountain, Scranton — John Quinn duo (1-5 p.m.)

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Catch Umphrey’s McGee at Penn’s Peak in Jim thorpe on thursday, Feb. 11.

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ConCerts F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre Tickets: (570) 826-1100 Ron White, Jan. 28 Madama Butterfly, Jan. 29 God Save the Queen, Rescheduled to Sept. 24 The NEPA Philharmonic, Feb. 13 Rhett Miller, Feb. 20 A Moon for the Misbegotten, Feb. 25 Los Lobos with Ballet Folklorico Mexicano, March 4 Rhythm in the Night, The Irish Dance Spectacular, March 13 Million Dollar Quartet, March 18 Impractical Jokers, March 26 Straight No Chaser, April 3 Red Green, April 4

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Here Comes Comedy Put away the shovels, stop thinking about potential snow and get ready to thaw out with big laughs — two comedy heavyweights are coming to the area to shake the seats. Ron White of Blue Collar Comedy fame headlines The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 8 p.m., and comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham brings his “Perfectly Unbalanced” tour to Mohegan Sun Arena on Jan. 29, at 8 p.m. Ron White — also known as “Tater Salad” — got his start on the comedy circuit with observational humor and down-to-earth tales of life growing up in small town America and scraping a living together. In the early 2000s, White’s career exploded with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, which also featured Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy. The cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking comic

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has sold out shows, released popular comedy CDs, appeared in blockbuster films like Horrible Bosses and Sex in the City 2, topped the ratings on Comedy Central and wrote and released a bestselling book, I Had the Right to Remain Silent ... But I Didn’t Have the Ability. In late 2015, White even announced his candidacy for President of the United States in the upcoming 2016 election. “This is going to be the REAL White House,” White said in a YouTube video announcing his candidacy. His campaign slogan is “Vote Smart! Because You Can’t Fix Stupid.” Comedy fans can switch from the blue collar to the rubber collar when Jeff Dunham and his assortment of puppets hit the stage at Mohegan Sun Arena. Dunham is often credited with reviving the art of ventriloquism. During the course of an act, audiences can expect to see Dunham interact with more than a half dozen characters of his own creation, including Walter the Grumpy Retiree, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Bubba J, Peanut the purple creature, Jose Jalapeno and even ‘Little Jeff’ — a pint-sized version of Dunham. Puppet-on-puppet action is sometimes part of Dunham’s act — the comic occasionally stages

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ron White multiple characters at once. The recent special, Jeff Dunham: Unhinged in Hollywood, garnered more than seven million viewers on NBC and another 1.8 million during its Comedy Central premiere, making it the year’s top-performing comedy special on the cable network. Tuning into comedy on TV, watching DVDs and listening to CDs aren’t the only way fans access comedy, of course. Both White and Dunham have massive online followings. Ron White promises a free joke every day on Facebook and Twitter, and offers bite-sized clips of his act on YouTube and other video platforms. Jeff Dunham’s YouTube account features clips and promos, as well as portions of his animated special Achmed Saves America. Many fans are familiar with White’s famous ‘blue collar’ approach to comedy: irreverent ‘straight talk’ that in today’s political climate might make him not so out of place among more popular presidential candidates. Those unfamiliar with Dunham’s act, however, might question whether or not his ventriloquism is squeaky clean. To that, his Achmed the Dead Terrorist character might respond, “I kill you!” Rest assured there’s sure to be plenty of off-color

humor to keep audiences rolling in laughter. Time Magazine once referred to Dunham’s characters as “politically incorrect, gratuitously insulting and ill tempered.” Dunham may play the straight man to his cast of crazy puppets, but White owns every last bit of his act. His signature scotch and cigar might serve as props or they might just get the comedian through a set, but audiences know they can expect a show filled with uproarious stories. Each of White’s tales meander and pack as many one-liners, long form jokes and callbacks as some comics put into an entire set. While Jeff Dunham might melt into the background at times while his puppets take center stage, his manic delivery through the characters is enough to make audiences’ heads spin. Ventriloquism is an old form of comedy some had declared dead years ago — but try telling that to a packed house at one of Dunham’s performances. Tickets are available for Ron White at the F.M. Kirby Center Jan. 28 starting at $39.75. Jeff Dunham: “Perfectly Unbalanced” at Mohegan Sun Arena Jan. 29 tickets are available for $47.50. — tucker hottes

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The Finest Hours Chris Pine, Holliday Grainger In this PG-13-rated drama based on real events, the crew (Pine, et al) of the Coast Guard station at Chatham, Massachusetts, makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952. The Plus: The pedigree. Walt Disney Pictures has knack for turning heartwarming and heroic true stories starring marquee leading men into box office hits (The Rookie with Dennis Quaid, Miracle with Kurt Russell, Invincible with Mark Wahlberg). Using a script based on the bestselling book of the same name by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias, Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl) directs Pine (Star Trek Into Darkness), Grainger (Cinderalla), Casey Affleck (Interstellar), Ben Foster (Lone Survivor), Kyle Gallner (American Sniper) and Eric Bana (Deliver us from Evil). The Minus: The odds. Look at the list of Walt Disney hits above. Notice that they’re mostly sports stories. Also, the screenplay took multiple writers (Scott Silver, Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy) to craft a final draft, which is rarely a good sign as to quality.

Kung Fu Panda 3 Voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie In this PG-rated animated sequel, Po (Black) must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home. The Plus: The franchise. From Shrek to Madagascar to How to Train Your Dragon, DreamWorks Animation knows how to turn out a blockbuster series. 2008’s Kung Fu Panda banked over $631 million worldwide while its 2011 sequel did even better (over $665 million). This flick boasts the A-List pipes of Black (Goosebumps), Jolie (Maleficent), Dustin Hoffman (Little Fockers), Bryan Cranston (Godzilla), Kate Hudson (Rock the Kasbah), J.K. Simmons (Terminator Genisys), Lucy Liu (CBS’s Elementary), Jackie Chan (2010’s The Karate Kid), Seth Rogen (The Interview), David Cross (Pitch Perfect 2) and Al Roker (NBC’s Today). The Minus: The odds. Dreamworks Animation isn’t exactly exempt from critical and audience rejection. In 2013, the title of Turbo proved rather appropriate at the box office when compared with expectations.

Room Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay HHHH1/2 — Efficiency Compartment A heartbreaking work of staggering genius set in a confined space, this harrowing ripped-from-the-headlines drama manages to give filmgoers the world through true acting and pure emotion. In this R-rated drama, 5-year-old Jack (Tremblay) and his mother (Larson) escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, which causes the boy to make a thrilling discovery about life. Dave Eggers’ memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius gets namechecked above even though the author and Emma Donoghue, writer and screenwriter of this film and its celebrated source material (based very loosely on the long-term Ariel Castro kidnapping of two young women), share little in common so far as tone and content. In regards to Room, however, the words themselves just fit. Room’s title, for instance, couldn’t be more succinct and less hyperbolic. Like the setting itself, it boxes in our mind’s eye at the outset, holding us as captive as the victims at its center. Just as with a retail business, the success of a film sometimes comes down to location, location, location. This was never more the case for a cinematic work than with Room. The setting restricts our characters and us by proxy, but that doesn’t stop the performances and dialogue from pulling us into their postage stamp-sized home with a love and understanding that could conversely fill the universe. With graceful economy, Brie Larson conveys the courageous but depressive depth of a mother who knows that there’s a whole world for her child to discover outside of four confining walls, but smartly chooses to keep this secret close to her chest for fear of his psychological undoing. Newcomer Tremblay, on the other hand, gives as good as he gets with this situation, electrifying audiences from the get-go. Their creativity and humanity in the face of shear evil makes for a powerful lesson that the film lays out with great but careful intelligence. Powerful in subject matter alone, the film could’ve gone astray when the world opens up to them, but director Lenny Abrahamson keeps focus on the engrossing performances, which compels all involved forward. Indeed, we’re already so sympathetically invested in their journey that we feel the mother’s gut-wrenching mental anguish when a reporter questions if her decision not to have her captor give Jack away as a baby was what was best for the child. Perhaps, Room’s only weak point is the fact that the performances achieve such a level of perfection that the other aspects of the production can never equal that breathtaking excellence. Authentic to the last, no member of the cast speaks a false line or makes a wrong move, especially a mother and kid combo that defines flawless chemistry and provide filmgoer with the year’s most uplifting story.


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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Toby Stephens, John Krasinski HHH — Wag the Devil Dog Though it deserves better than to be stored away in The Hurt Locker, 13 Hours chronicles a harrowing real-life siege while never fully making the audience feel the emotion and stakes of that fateful day. In this R-rated drama from director Michael Bay (Bad Boys, The Rock, Armageddon), an American Ambassador gets killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos. Sgt. Joe Friday said it best: “Just the facts, ma’am.” Just look to the source material. Investigative reporter Mitchell Zuckoff’s bestselling book of almost the same name, which documents the September 11, 2012 attack by militants at the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi in great detail, rarely — if ever — editorializes. Even the subtitle, “The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi,” strives for straightforwardness. The adaptation, meanwhile, presents these C.I.A. contractors as Real American Heroes along the hyper-realistic lines of G.I. Joe (belied by the much more subjective subtitle “The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”). And yes, brave and nationalistic they may be, but filmgoers are smart enough to make that judgment just by watching the truth unfold alone. Indeed, 13 Hours waves a flag for us whereby it should just let us watch it naturally wave in the breeze and stir up thoughts and feelings organically. The Danish Girl Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander HHH1/2 — The Leery of Everything A Swedish massage of issues and facts more than a Turkish Delight so far as a character-driven biopic, The Danish Girl showcases brilliant performances, but just can’t nail the necessary empathetic tone. In this R-rated fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of two real-life 19th century Danish artists, Lili (Redmayne) and Gerda’s (Vikander) marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer. Helmed by the 2010 Oscar winner for Best Director (Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech), starring last year’s Oscar winner for Best Actor in a Drama (Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything), featuring a white-hot cast of future contenders (Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina; Amber Heard, Magic Mike XXL; Ben Whishaw, Spectre; Matthias Schoenaerts, The Drop) and boasting a timely topic (transgender equality in the age of Caitlyn Jenner) in the form of a real-life period piece besides, The Danish Girl comes packaged as a sure-thing for this awards season. The actual film that results, however, is a lot less polished and compelling than its credentials. Centering on a gender identity crisis in a lot less liberal time than ours, the film deals with lightning rod themes but rarely bottles that electricity into a compelling narrative. In fact, Danish Girl becomes boring at times as it runs on without having fully pulled the audience into the drama. Though the screenplay presents facts culmed from the lives of real-life Lili and Gerda, filmgoers rarely feel what’s actually at stake. In the present day, we’re asked to be accepting of gender re-assignment even though we may not fully understand what trans-gender people are truly going through. With a film that documents one such person’s emotional journey toward re-assignment, however, the audience needs to have an empathetic connection. Thanks to Redmayne’s nuanced performance, we do feel the character’s anguish and torture even though the ‘why’ still eludes us. Ultimately, because the subject matter gets dealt with in a such a style-over-substance manner of direction, we can’t relate enough to the issue at hand. Despite the best efforts of an ace cast, this sticking point proves problematic to say the least. Ride Along 2 Ice Cube, Kevin Hart H1/2 — Straight Outta Incompetent Ridden Along hard and put away wet, these sloppy seconds dish out exactly more of the same warmed up leftovers as served up in the original with equally unfunny results. In this PG-13-rated sequel to the 2014 hit comedy, Ben (Hart) heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James (Cube) to bring down a drug dealer who’s supplying the dealers of Atlanta with product. At least Ride Along borrows from Hours and Weapon. Its follow-up, however, just emulates the first Ride Along, a poor copy of a poor copy. Without A-grade storytelling, the comic and acting strengths of its stars flounder all the more. Though pint-sized, Hart sports a ripped physique and sells out arenas all around the country while hip hop legend and bona fide movie star Cube exudes charismatic cool. You can buy the latter as straight man, but not Hart — whose hilarious stand-up act presents a different kind of funny — as the stooge … not enough for a great comedy team dynamic, at least.


Fargo — Season 2 (2015) Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson HHHH — You Bectha By Golly Wow In this TV-14-rated FX anthology crime-drama set in March 1979, beautician Peggy Blumquist (Dunst) and her husband, butcher Ed Blumquist (Plemons), cover up the hit-and-run and murder of Rye Gerhardt, son of Floyd Gerhardt (Jean Smart), matriarch of the Gerhardt crime family in Fargo, while Lou Solverson (Wilson), a Minnesota State Trooper who served as Swift-boat officer in Vietnam and Rock County Sheriff Hank Larsson (Ted Danson) investigate three murders committed by Gerhardt. Oh, what a tangled web Fargo weaves when it’s characters aim to deceive. The first season used the Coen Brothers’ film of the same name only as a jumping off point, leading viewers into a twisty, subversive, atmospheric and often downright awkwardly hilarious puzzle that lovingly but loosely played with the plot and characters of the forebear. Season two, however, keeps the same wit, edge and jaw-dropping dramedy but loses the blueprint. This prequel is brilliant period piece that shares the same playing field as season one, but goes wider in terms of its source inspiration. Borrowing more from the Coens’ oeuvre in general than just their 1996 film, season two introduces compelling new characters and perfectly cast performances from which to spin a wild tale in the quirky vein of their overall CV. From close encounters reminiscent of The Man Who Wasn’t There to musical choices inspired by O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Fargo the series amounts its own fascinating animal but there’s no denying the root cause of this crazy brilliance.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Do you know Emily Brontë’s novel Wuthering Heights? At one point, the heroine Catherine tells her friend about Edgar, a man she’s interested in. “He wanted all to lie in an ecstasy of peace,” Catherine says, “and I wanted all to sparkle and dance in a glorious jubilee. I said his heaven would be only half alive; and he said mine would be drunk: I said I should fall asleep in his; and he said he could not breathe in mine.” If you’re a typical Aries, you’re more aligned with Catherine than with Edgar. But I’m hoping you might consider making a temporary compromise in the coming weeks. “At last, we agreed to try both,” Catherine concluded, “and then we kissed each other and were friends.” TAURUS (April 20-May 20): People turn to you Tauruses for help in staying grounded. They love to soak up your down-to-earth pragmatism. They want your steadfastness to rub off on them, to provide them with the stability they see in you. You should be proud of this service you offer! It’s a key part of your appeal. Now and then, though, you need to demonstrate that your stalwart dependability is not static and stagnant — that it’s strong exactly because it’s flexible and adaptable. The coming weeks will be an excellent time to emphasize this aspect of your superpower. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): When winter comes, pine trees that grow near mountaintops may not be able to draw water and minerals from the ground through their roots. The sustenance they require is frozen. Luckily, their needle-like leaves absorb moisture from clouds and fog and drink in minerals that float on the wind. Metaphorically speaking, Gemini, this will be your preferred method for getting nourished in the coming weeks. For the time being, look UP to obtain what you need. Be fed primarily by noble ideals, big visions, divine inspiration and high-minded people.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “I shiver, thinking how easy it is to be totally wrong about people, to see one tiny part of them and confuse it for the whole.” Author Lauren Oliver wrote that and now I’m offering it to you, just in time for your Season of Correction and Adjustment. The coming weeks will be a favorable time for you to get smarter about evaluating your allies — and maybe even one of your adversaries, as well. I expect you will find it relatively easy, even pleasurable, to overcome your misimpressions and deepen your incomplete understandings. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In June 1942, the U.S. Navy crushed Japanese naval forces at the Battle of

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “I opened my mouth, almost said something. Almost. The rest of my life might have turned out differently if I had. But I didn’t.” The preceding reminiscence belongs to a character in Khaled Hosseini’s novel The Kite Runner. I bring it up in hopes that you will do the opposite: Say the words that need to be said. Articulate what you’re burning to reveal. Speak the truths that will send your life on a course that’s in closer alignment with your pure intentions. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): According to some traditional astrologers, you Capricorns are vigilant to avoid loss. Old horoscope books suggest that you may take elaborate measures to avoid endangering what you have accumulated. To ensure

that you will never run out of what you need, you may even ration your output and limit your self-expression. This behavior is rooted in the belief that you should conserve your strength by withholding or even hiding your power. While there may be big grains of truth in this conventional view of you Capricorns, I think it’s only part of the story. In the coming weeks, for instance, I bet you will wield your clout with unabashed authority. You won’t save yourself for later; you’ll engage in no strategic self-suppression. Instead, you will be expansive and unbridled as you do whatever’s required to carry out the important foundation work that needs to be done.



Midway. It was a turning point that was crucial to America’s ultimate victory over Japan in World War II. One military historian called it “the most stunning and decisive blow in the history of naval warfare.” CANCER (June 21-July 22): We all go through This milestone occurred just phases when we are at odds with people we love. six months after Japan’s devMaybe we’re mad at them, or feel hurt by them, or astating attack on U.S. forces can’t comprehend what they’re going through. The at Pearl Harbor. To compare test of our commitment is how we act when we are your life to these two events in these moods. That’s why I agree with author Steve may be bombastic, but I’m Hall when he says, “The truin a bombastic mood as I est form of love is how you contemplate your exciting behave toward someone, not possibilities. I predict that in the second half of 2016, how you feel about them.” you’ll claim a victory that will make up for a loss The coming weeks will be or defeat you endured during the last few months an important time for you to of 2015. And right now is when you can lay the practice this principle with groundwork for that future triumph. extra devotion — not just for the sake of the people you SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Playwright Edmond care about, but also for your Rostand (1868-1918) had a lot of friends and own physical, mental and spiritual health. they often came to visit him uninvited. He found it hard to simply tell them to go away and leave him LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): After fighting and killing alone. And yet he hated each other for years on end, the Roman and Persian to be interrupted while he armies agreed to a truce in 532 A.D. The treaty was was working. His solution optimistically called “The was to get naked and write Endless Peace.” Sadly, for long hours while in his “endless” turned out to be bathroom, usually soaking just eight years. By 540, in the bathtub. His intrusive hostilities resumed. I’m friends rarely had the nerve happy to announce, though, to insist on socializing. In that your prospects for acthis way, Rostand found the peace he needed to cord and rapprochement are create his masterpiece Cyrano de Bergerac, as well much brighter. If you work as numerous other plays. I suggest you consider a diligently to negotiate an comparable gambit, Scorpio. You need to carve out endless peace anytime between now and March 15, some quality alone time. it really is likely to last a long time.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “It seems that the whole time you’re living this life, you’re thinking about a different one instead,” wrote Latvian novelist Inga Abele in her novel High Tide. Have you ever been guilty of that, Aquarius? Probably. Most of us have at one time or another. That’s the bad news. The good news is that the coming months will bring you excellent opportunities to graduate forever from this habit. Not all at once, but gradually and incrementally, you can shed the idea that you should be doing something other than what you’re doing. You can get the hang of what it’s like to thoroughly accept and embrace the life you are actually living. And now is an excellent time to get started in earnest on this project. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “Even nightingales can’t be fed on fairy tales,” says a character in Ivan Turgenev’s novel Fathers and Sons. In other words, these marvelous birds, which sing sublimely and have long been invoked by poets to symbolize lyrical beauty, need actual physical sustenance. They can’t eat dreamy stories. Having acknowledged that practical fact, however, I will suggest that right now you require dreamy stories and rambling fantasies and imaginary explorations almost as much as you need your daily bread. Your soul’s hunger has reached epic proportions. It’s time to gorge.

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WITH ALAN K. STOUT Eric Jancik is the owner and operator of Jancik & Associates Business Tax Planning in Dallas. Jancik, 37, is a native of Dallas and is a graduate of Dallas High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Temple University and also served for four years in the United States Marines. He is currently working towards a master’s degree through Kaplan University. He and his wife, Joan, have a son, Lucas, 15 months. They live in Shavertown. Meet Eric Jancik … Your business specializes in working with smaller businesses. What led to you taking your expertise in accounting and tax work and targeting smaller entrepreneurs? I want to help business owners. And one of the things that I realized in looking at some statistics is that 90 percent of all businesses in this country have less than 25 employees. And not a lot of people realize that. You’re talking about restaurants, the service industry, auto mechanics and blue collar positions. I wanted to be able to help those business owners, and I realized that there wasn’t a lot of help for them from an accounting standpoint. They had people they could go to do their taxes, but they needed a little bit more. So I spent the past few years putting together my business model. Can you describe that model? We offer, through quarterly meetings, financial and accounting consulting services to small businesses. And it really comes down to three separate things: In our quarterly meetings, we review financial statements, we do tax planning, and then we figure out the options for profits. Are we going to maximize retirement? Are we going put money back into the business? Are we going to pay off debt? Or, are we going to distribute to the owners? What do you enjoy about it? I love helping small business owners realize financial independence. Most business owners come to me as technicians. “I know how to cut hair,” or “I know how to fix a car.” Or, “I know how to make a great recipe,” or “I know how to build a deck.” And that’s fantastic. But taking

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that technical skill and turning it into being a business owner — that’s what I love to be able to do. And then we’re able to take that next step and say, “OK, what are we going to do with your profits, and how are we going to make you financially viable for a long period of time?” I love that. I love taking a brand new business, where all they know is, “I’m a barber,” or “I have a new restaurant” — but they don’t know anything about accounting — and I can help them build up an accounting process. It’s amazing. And then watching them succeed … it’s the best. People in your line of work are known to put in some really long days at this time of year. Exactly how busy is it for someone like you from January through mid April? It’s pretty busy. It’s seven days a week. But, once again, my model is a little bit different. Right now, I currently have 60 businesses that I work with and that are growing. But the idea is that I work with my businesses throughout the year, so this part of the year doesn’t have to be as crazy. All of my businesses already know where they stand. Most of our financial reporting is done. We’ve worked with clients throughout the year, and that way, we’ve taken the “unknown” out of everything. My clients know where they stand on a tax standpoint and ERiC JANCiK on a financial reporting standpoint, and they can move on to the next year. Is it busier? AbsoluteAll-time favorite movie? Favorite music? ly. But we have a working process that allows us Fight Club. The book is even better. My top two are probably Sublime and to not be working until 2 o’clock in the morning. Creedence Clearwater Revival. I’m a big music Favorite TV show? guy. I like classic rock. Can you tell us a little about your time in House of Cards. the service? First car? I was in the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, from Favorite holiday? When I first joined the Marine Corps, I ended 1997 to 2001. I was in an infantry unit. Luckily, up in Southern California, and I didn’t have Fourth of July. I was a peacetime Marine. What was neat about a car. I went to a local dealer and got a 1993 my time in the service was that I got to see Favorite quote or catchphrase? Honda Prelude. It was a two-door and was Okinawa, South Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand “Live life everyday like it’s your last, and about the size of my desk. and the Middle East. I was in Kuwait without learn like you’re going to learn forever.” being in any kind of combat situation, which is Favorite city? amazing. It was a humbling experience for me. I Favorite book or author? San Diego. actually got out in August of 2001, right before Tom Clancy. But most of what I read now is September 11. mostly non-fiction about business owners. I like Favorite vacation spot? to read about Steve Jobs and Warren Buffett Mexico. What do you enjoy doing in your free time? and real people. I like to trail run. I like to play golf. And I like Favorite thing about NEPA? to watch the Phillies. Guilty pleasure? When I lived in Philly — when you live in the Bourbon. city — a lot of things, like playing golf, or getDo you follow any other teams? ting out to the lake and being outside, you don’t No. I’m mostly just a baseball guy. I do like Is there anything about you that might do as much. You have a lot more time here to watching Temple football and this was kind of surprise even your friends? spend with family and to spend outdoors. the first year that we had something to follow, I’m an open book. Everybody that knows me but it’s mostly Phillies. probably knows pretty much everything about Favorite food? me. Tacos.

Have you had a defining personal moment, or something that helped shape you into the person you are today? A defining time for me was definitely the time I spent in the Marine Corps on my overseas deployments. For me, it was certainly a humbling experience to see Okinawa, and to see the Pusan Perimeter in South Korea, and realize that things that had happened there long before me. It humbles you. You’re young, and you see the these places where these things had taken place, and it definitely changes you. Overseas deployments in former battle areas changed me profoundly. I gained an appreciation for the sacrifices that other people had made.

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CASH PAID FOR CLOTHES! Drop Off Your Clothes & Shoes and Earn 5¢ Per Pound. No Minimum. Open to the Public. A Trunkload of Clothes Can Get You an Average of $25 or More!

NEPA Family Times - a bi-monthly publication focusing on a wide variety of issues that affect the families of Northeast Pennsylvania - is now accepting user submitted photos for its upcoming Family Times Spotlight section. Please submit hi-resolution photos of your family during special family events, occasions, adventures and holidays. Make sure to include the names of the family members in the photo and a brief description.

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FREE BANKRUPTCY CONSULTATION Payment plan available. Weekend appointments available. Atty. Carol W. Baltimore 570-283-1626

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On corner of Garden of Prayer section, Lot 310-A, spaces 2, 3, 4. Includes 44” x 13” Signature Rose on a granite foundation headstone 48” x 17” with vase. Beautiful view. Spaces overlook reservoir, train & mountains. Includes $95 transfer tax. Value $5,450. Asking $3,995. 210-542-6317.


Elmhurst, PA. 3 lots, in the Garden of Cross, side-by-side. Lot 28. $2,925 value, asking $2,600


MAUSOLEUM CRYPT 1 FOR SALEMother of Sorrows Cemetary, Finch Hill. Top row of 6, Walk of The Immaculate Conception. Valued at $3,600, will sell for $3,200.Call 570-357-5587


Scott Twp. 1 memorial monument bronze 44 x 13. Design crown crest rose with granite base 48 x 17. Two (2) plots. $2,500. Buyer pays transfer fees. 570-780-9659

Section #22, graves 3 & 4. Saint Catherine's. $700 for both. 570-842-2242

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Abington Hills Cemetery, lots 41 Kalmia section, lots 3,4,5,6. Flat marker section, 2nd row off the road. $350 each plus $45 transfer fee. 727-771-5526 BURIAL LOT, transfer fees paid by owner. Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas, PA. $500. Call for more information and details. MUST SELL!!! 570-417-6056


Cemetery plot & vault for sale. Resurrection Center of Memorial Park. Asking $1,000 cash. Price Negotiable.


ADOPTION Adoring DOCTORS, Playful Pets, Outdoor Adventures, Unconditional LOVE awaits miracle baby. Expenses paid. 1-800-563-7964 Andrea & Dennis

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St. Marys Villa Nursing Home General

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St. Marys Villa is seeking a part time Social Worker to work 28 hours per week. Qualifications: BSW or related field, one year long term care experience required; flexflexible hours. Benefit package is ofoffered with this position.


Part Time Positions with benefits 3:00 pm 11:00 pm 11:00 pm 7:00 am


Full Time Positions / Part Time Positions 3:00 pm 11:00 pm 7:00 am 3:00 pm Per Diem Positions weekends (all shifts)

PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANTS Part Time Positions All Shifts

DIETARY AIDE Full Time Position 6:30 am 2:30 pm Part Time Aides 4:30 pm 7:30 pm

ACTIVITY AIDE Part Time positions 4:00 pm 7:00 pm

Join a team committed to genuine nursing care while maintaining our mission and core values. Salary based on experience. We offer medmedical, dental, vision, matching penpension plan and generous paid time off. Send applications to: Send applications to: St. Marys Villa Nursing Home Human Resource Dept. 516 St. Marys Villa Road Elmhurst Twp., PA 18444 (570) 842-7621 ext. 1127 EOE

BRANCH MANAGER Branch Manager: Established community bank of over 100 years coming to Clarks Summit. Seeking a branch manager for new branch office that shares our commitment to delivering outstanding service to our customers and the community. Responsible for the development and ongoing operation of a new branch office. Candidate will identify and pursue new business development opportunities. Excellent interpersonal skills, strong leadership, and sales proficiency required. Bachelors degree or equivalent. Banking experience with background in lending and sales preferred. Full time position includes competitive benefit package and compensation commensurate with education and experience. Send resume to: PS Bank Attn: Cindy Miller, AVP Administrative Services PO Box 217 Wyalusing, PA 18853 hr@psbanking.com E.O.E.

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Office/Clerical Established community bank for over 100 years coming to Clarks Summit Employment Opportunity Full and part-time

TELLER AND CUSTOMER SERVICE POSITIONS available for professional individuals with a desire to work in a team setting. Must possess a positive attitude and commitment to provide excellent service to customers and the community. Competitive compensation package commensurate with position and experience. Banking experience desirable. Send resume/letter of interest to:


Human Resources, PO Box 217, Wyalusing, PA 18853. EOE.


528 Trojan Road Hunlock Creek, PA


Competitive wages and benefits. Pre-employment drug testing Must apply in person No phone calls (EOE)

When you place your ad with a photo. Call today for pricing!


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Split Rock Resort

Lake Harmony, PA Seeking

Come Work for Moses Taylor Hospital!

w Outstanding New R Rattes!!!

We also offer an EXCELLENT BENEFITS package that includes: Medical, life and disability; 401k retirement plan; tuition reimbursement; PTO and Holiday time; Dental and Vision coverage; and more!

Current Open Positions:

MARKETING MANAGER, MARKETING COORDINATOR AND GRAPHIC DESIGNER Assist in achieving objectives through the use and knowledge of graphic design, social media and public relations skills. Position would assist with media buying, advertising, design projects, copyrighting and general administrative responsibilities. These positions would be responsible for marketing Split Rock Resort and H2Oooohh!! Indoor Waterpark. Drug Free Workplace and EOE

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U.S. PROBATION CLERK Full Time Position U.S. PROBATION OFFICE Scranton Full benefit package; excellent salary For complete job information, See our website at: http://www.pamp.uscourts.gov/HR. htm

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• REGISTERED NURSES: Med Surg, Telemetry, Orthopedics, Oncology, Emergency Services, ICU, PACU/OR, GI Lab.




• REGISTERED NURSES CHARGE: 2 West – Telemetry, 3 West – Orthopedics, NICU. • RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS: Qualified candidates will be Certified or Registered through the NBRC, hold a current PA State Certificate of practice & current CPR Certification. Full Time positions, Evenings/Nights with rotation.


For more information, job requirements, or to submit an application today. Moses Taylor Hospital, an affiliate of Commonwealth health, does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability or age in admission, treatment or publication in its programs, services and activities, or in employment.

ALL WAITSTAFF NEEDED, KITCHEN MANAGERS, SECURITY, ETC. Apply in person 205 Mundy Street Wilkes Barre, PA 18702 570-207-6688



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for independent owner operated snack routes in the Hazleton/Scranton area. Premiere PA. snack brand. Experienced preferred. Please call Joe at 570-504-4664.

Apply in Person 209 Mundy St Wilkes-Barre Pa 18702 570-207-6688


40 Jones Street Cute, 4 room – 2 bedroom, 1 bath home. Porcelain tile floors throughout entire 1st floor. Washer/dryer hookup in basement. Mud room and deck off kitchen with pantry. New electric service, roof and power vent system within the last 5 years. $55,000 invested. BARGAIN at pre-real estate contract at $39,500. Current city inspection and cheap taxes. Less expensive then paying rent. Call 570-829-2674


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RIVER RIDGE TOWNHOMES 214 Burke Street 3 story, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bath. Hardwood floors, central air, outside deck converted to custom sun room with hardwood flooring, jacuzzi. 1 car garage. Impeccable condition! Reduced to $165,000 570-498-3354


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ALSO ROUTES AVAILABLE IN: PITTSTON EXETER PLAINS SWOYERSVILLE FORTY FORT Reliable transportation, valid drivers license & current vehicle insurance required. 7 days a week required. Work early morning hours, self motivated & hard-working. Call Terry at 570-760-4752 or email: tborger@citizensvoice.com

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A+E GROUP is seeking an ARCHITECT, STRUCTURAL ENGINEER, CIVIL ENGINEER, ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, AND MECHANICAL ENGINEER as well as DESIGNERS AND DETAILERS for all disciplines. Candidates who can work independently, hold professional licenses, or are proficient in AutoCAD, Civil 3D, or Revit are encouraged to apply. All responses will be held in confidence. A+E Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

A+E Group was established in 1987 and provides architectural and engineering services to clients throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, and Maryland and focuses on projects for school districts, colleges, senior living facilities, single and multifamily housing, and industrial, retail, and commercial clients.

Provide resume and salary requirements to: info@aegroupinc.net or A+E Group 140 Maffet StreetWilkes-Barre, PA 18705


Rent to own. 2 bedrooms. Clean; needs no work. Remodeled throughout. Minutes from I-81 & PA Turnpike. $550 month or $14,000 to buy. 610-767-9456

UNFURNISHED ASKING PRICE ONLY $420,000 PRIVACY, VIEW, ACREAGE: 3 bedroom, 2 full and 1.5 bath, Log home at 822 Scott Road on 1.5 acres and adjacent lot of 32.4 acres with sewer. 2 car garage, large unfinished basement, HOT TUB!, fireplace, coal AND electric heat. Properties to be sold 'as-is'. Both deeds sold together. Decision will be made based on terms of agreement, price, closing date and financing. Transfer tax will be paid 1/2 seller and 1\2 buyer. Shown by appointment. Call 814-883-2890.

ARCHBALD - Spacious 2-3 bedroom, eat-in kitchen, 1½ bath, living room, oversized garage, laundry room, sun deck/ backyard. Appliances included. $825 + security. References. 601-697-4636. AVOCA: 1 bedroom, 2nd floor, includes heat, water, sewer, garbage, deck, stove, refrigerator, washer & dryer. No pets. $575 + electric. 570-562-1363.


2 bedroom, with garage. 1107 Fairview Road. $890 plus utilities, Call Dana 570-561-4227

The Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania

Registered Nurse Rehabilitation Coordinator Full-Time, Days

The Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania has been providing skilled nursing, rehabilitation & long term care for 100 years. This position manages & coordinates all therapy services provided within the facility by nursing staff and consultant therapists. Acts as a liaison between facility restorative nursing staff & contract therapists to provide effective communication of resident needs & progress. Coordinates evaluation requests, screenings & new therapy orders. Performs administrative duties. Applicants must be RN licensed or license eligible in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Long term care experience & knowledge of regulations required. Management experience preferred. Excellent wage & benefit package.

Apply online www.jhep.org OR In person at 1101 Vine Street, Scranton PA 18510 EEO

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SPECIAL OFFER ON 3 BEDROOMS Come in and see our spacious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments with heat and water included! Abington Heights School District Pets Welcomed 1% Wage Tax House Buying Clause Job Transfer Clause For More Information Call 570-586-2491 or Visit Us Online www.applewoodacres.com *restrictions apply


2 bedroom, handicapped accessible apartment in the Dallas area. All appliances, laundry, water, sewer and garbage included. Utilities by tenant. $875/month + security. 570-690-7072 DICKSON CITY: 1/2 duplex, 2-3 bedroom. Sewer & garbage included. No pets. $750/month. 732-947-6594 JERMYN - Half double, 2nd floor, 1 bedroom. New flooring and tile. Great neighborhood. $550/month Includes water, sewer&garbage 570-241-3129


1 bedroom, 2 floor. Off street parking. Good location. No pets. $600/month includes heat & water. Security & references. No pets. Call 570-779-2444. Leave a message.





MARYWOOD/GREEN RIDGE Beautiful, large 6 room apartment. 3 BEDROOM, 2 bath. Water, heat and garage included. Non smoking, no pets. $1,100 per month + security. 570689-4761



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Large, 3 bedroom. Private deck & yard. ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED! Washer and dryer hookups. Great location. $1,025/month. 201-805-9030. SCRANTON – SOUTH: 2 bedroom, living room, eat in kitchen, 2 car parking, 2 bath, $670/month + heat and electricity. Call 201-385-1440 TAYLOR: Convenient location. 1st floor, 4 rooms + bath. Water, sewer, garbage included. Unfurnished. $550/month. Call 570-344-4645

3 bedroom ½ double, living room, dining room, kitchen, stove included. Washer/dryer hook up. Gas heat. $675/month + utilities & security. No pets. 570-822-8259.


Right off Kunkle Road. Dallas School District. 2 floors, 3 bedrooms. Full bath, tub and shower. Rear porch off of 2nd floor bedroom. 1 st floor has dining room, living room and kitchen – fridge and stove included. ½ bath with washer/dryer hookup. Oil, hot water heat. Sewer, water and garbage included. $700/month + utilities, security & 1 year lease. Available January 24th. 570-639-5965


WEST PITTSTON Old School on Luzerne Now accepting applications!


Applicants must be over 62 & be income qualified. 1 & 2 bedroom units available. Amenities: Elevator, parking lot, individually controlled heat & air conditioning. Rent includes Water, Sewer & Refuse For more information or to apply, please call: (570) 344-5999 TDD: 800-654-5984 Equal housing Opportunity A Community For Ages 62 or Older

2 bedroom, kitchen, bath & living room. Wall/wall carpet. Heat & hot water included. $600 + security, references & lease. 570-288-6526.


Finn St. 2 bedroom, big living room. Eat in kitchen with dishwasher. Washer/dryer hook up. Huge yard & off street parking. Tenant pays electric, landlord pays water. $600/month. Pets considered with additional fee. 570-574-3065


• Minimum two years experience in a similar or related position • Knowledge of and experience with computer based patient accounting systems required; • CMPA or CPAM certification and prior supervisor/ management experience preferred.

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Park Ave. 4 bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, 1.5 baths. Washer/dryer hook up, stove. New paint & carpets. Back yard. No pets. $650/month + security & utilities. References & background check required. Section 8 accepted. 570-824-7220



3 bedroom apartment needed for 3 adults & small child. Dog included. 570-507-9906 or 609-972-6574

Starting at $ 10.50/hr. – PLUS .50¢ /hr. for night shift; 60-90 day evaluation provides increase $$ based on YOUR performance, attendance etc. Full-time 12 hours shifts alternating / 3 & 4 day work weeks (overtime pay every other) EVERY OTHER WEEKEND A MUST Machine Operator you will remove, inspect, and pack finish product. Opportunity for promotion. Some heavy lifting, MUST know how to use a tape measure and scale, and be a TEAM PLAYER. Previous manufacturing experience preferred.

Competitive Benefit Package & Company paid transportation available to and from work in the Hazleton area.

601 Park Street, Honesdale, PA 18431 Phone: 570-251-6539 Fax: 570-253-8397

All Candidates Are Subject To Pre-Employment Testing. E.O.E.

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Perfect location for nail or hair salon, Meadow Ave., next to Gerrity's. 570-881-4925

½ double on quiet road, 2 story, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, attic, full basement. Air conditioned. Off street parking, enclosed side porch. Rear patio. Nice yard. Oil hot water baseboard heat. Refrigerator, dishwasher, washer & electric dryer. Sewer & garbage included. $700/month + security. Pets negotiable 570-262-8056 or 570-779-2489

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2 bedroom, ½ double. Washer/dryer hook up. Heat, sewer & garbage included. Off street parking. No pets. $500/month + security. Section 8 ok. Call 570-762-1873 after 9:30 am.

3 bedrooms, modern kitchen and 1.5 baths. Large living room, dining room, wall/wall. Gas heat. Plenty of closets & storage. $750/month + utilities & security. Call 570-288-0510.

311 Luzerne Ave.

3 bedroom ½ double, new paint, new carpeting, oil heat. No pets, non smoking. Credit check. 1st month + security deposit. $650/month + utilities. Call 570-235-1166 after 5 pm.

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AEP Industries, Inc. 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

20 Elmwood Ave., Crestwood Industrial Park Mountaintop, Pa. 18707 Email: LopezL@aepinc.com EOE • We are a drug free workplace

Executive Assistant Customer Service Specialist Teller Executive Assistant to CEO — Honesdale

• Administrative support & shareholder relations • 5 years bank administrative experience required

Customer Service Specialist — Hawley

• Opens new deposit accounts and consumer loans • Ability to cross sell and refer products & services • 4 years related bank experience preferred

Teller — Part-time & Full-time positions in

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All successful candidates must have: • Proficient PC skills, interpersonal & communication skills • Clearly communicates in English with visual and auditory skills

Send resumes to: The Dime Bank Donna DiChiaranti P O Box 509, Honesdale, PA 18431 Email to: ddichiaranti@thedimebank.com www.thedimebank.com EOE




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Must See! Large Mahogany wooden dining room table with 2 leaves. 6 feet without leaves, 8 feet with. 6 foot hutch with glass front and pull-out drawers. Comes with 6 chairs. Very heavy. Purchased at Bednarski Furniture. Must sell, moving!

$2,000 or best offer. Call 570-706-1612

Please leave message if no answer.


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9 piece hand carved, beautiful bedroom set. Light wood with green accents, Queen size, very nice condition $600. Antique buffet server, mirrored glass back with storage underneath, wood make, nice side bar $200. Call 570-344-3219 if no message leave message. All calls answered.


Cubicle desk system (6 cubes), receptionist desks (2), multiple filing cabinets (2 and 4 drawer), NEC Aspire phone system. Call 570-587-9909.

6 burner stove with oven, $1,350; 4 ft. flat top griddle, $1,200; Floor model fryer, $950; 3 ft Salamander, $1,500; 3 ft radiant char broiler, $1,350; 4 ft. Steam table, $600; All cooking equipment LP gas. 4 ft. Bain Marie S/C, $1,250; 20 qt. Mixer SS bowl, 3 attachments & safety guard, $1,750; Burkel 12” slicer, $1,250; 4 ft. SS Work Table $165.

All Equipment NEW 570-620-2693 570-236-6298



Black Beauty w/ Grey Leather, 125K $6995 ALL VEHICLES SERVICED, INSPECTED & WARRANTIED


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8 ft. self contained. Used 3 years. Excellent condition. Model #SC-CDS34E-8-BE. $4,500. 570-854-9191.

Gorgeous full length ranch mink. Written professional appraisal higher than asking price. Asking $1,900. Excellent condition. 570-587-3211

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'09 Chevy Cobalt XL, FWD, 4 Cyl. Gas Miser, Auto., Air, Steal This One! $4975 '07 Subaru Impreza Wagon, 4 Cyl. Gas Miser, AWD, Low Miles, Newest Inspection, Like New! $6575 '07 Volvo XC70 Wagon AWD, 5 Cyl., Auto.,Air,Alloys, Heated Leather Moonroof, Looks & Runs Great, Save Thousands! $5975 '06 BMW 330ci Convertible, 6 Spd. FWD, Air, Nav., Leather, Fully Equipped, 1 Owner, Absolutely Like New Inside & Out! $14,750 '06 Chevy Malibu LS, 4 Cylinder Gas Miser, Auto., Air, Alloys, Newest Inspection Local Trade, Great Car At A Great Price! $4975 '05 Mazda 3 3.2, 4 Cylinder Gas Miser Auto., Air, Alloys, Moonroof, Heated Leather, Local Trade A Great Car At A Great Price! $4775 '04 Chevy Impala LS, V6, Auto., Air, Low Miles, Looks & Runs Like New! Newest Inspection REDUCED! $3995 '97 Dodge Intrepid, V6, Auto., Air, Alloys, Low Miles, Newest Inspection $1975 '93 Volvo 850GLT, 5 Cyl., Auto., Air, Heated Leather, Moonroof, Alloys, Like New Inside & Out! WOW! $1975 '89 Buick Riveria,3800 V6, Auto., Air, Moonroof, FWD,Wire Wheels, New Michelin Tires, Newest Inspection. Just 70K! REDUCED! $3975 We CAN Get You Financed! www.tomdriebeonline.com Call: 570-344-8000

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You need to look at all the information at once, and this requires a piece of paper and a pen. On either half of the page, list the pros and cons of Psychologically sound sTraighT Talk froM syndicaTed coluMnisT aMy alkon being with him, giving them blocks of space that correspond to their importance. For example, his that goes off in response to threats to a relationship. home-cooked meals should probably get a sliver of Mr. Throng I’m a 35-year-old woman and I’ve been involved So, sure, you can try to talk yourself into being cool space on the pro side, while his need to go home with the sexual variety pack — just like when you with a guy around my age for almost two years. with Linda should get a big block on the con side. It’s been “open.” Well, that is, he’s had the freedom hear your downstairs window breaking, you can try Carry this paper around and look at it until it beto roll over and catch a little more shut-eye while the comes clear to you that you need to be somebody’s to sleep with other people. I haven’t wanted to. I burglars ransack your house. finally realized that I am not happy with this and “one and only” and not just the one before their It must seem kind of unbelievable to be so want more, but he made it very clear that he’s not Tuesday tennis lesson. miserable yet so unable to keep enough of a grip on interested in being monogamous — with me or that to get out. You can probably blame the limits anybody. I’m having a very difficult time cutting hug hefner of what’s called “working memory.” It’s essentially things off, as there’s a lot that’s great about our reI’m a 32-year-old guy and my girlfriend has a mental workspace — a kind of whiteboard in lationship. How do you leave somebody you really been complaining that the only time I’m cuddly or care about who you know is bad for you? your head — where you lay out and kick around a affectionate is when I want to have sex. I don’t really — Stuck few sets of information. These info sets are called see the problem. It’s my way of initiating versus … I “chunks,” and one example might be the experidon’t know, asking her … which would be weird. It isn’t exactly a shocker that the thing you want ences that make up the idea “he cooks me these — Confused to be asking your boyfriend when he comes home wonderful dinners!” But according to research

is not “Hey, cuddlebug, how was your booty call?” There’s this notion that being sexually sophisticated means being all “no probski” about your partner having sex on the “I love a parade” model. But it turns out that jealousy isn’t so easily disabled. Research by evolutionary psychologist David Buss suggests that jealousy is basically love’s burglar alarm — an evolved psychological warning system


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by psychologist Nelson Cowan, working memory holds only about four chunks at once. We also tend to give priority seating to info sets that justify the choices we’ve made. So, all aboard for the he’s a great kisser chunk, the he was really sweet when I was in the hospital chunk, etc., etc. And whoops — whaddya know — seems there’s no room for he insists on having sex buffet-style.

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Aw … how sweet … cuddling that comes with a trap door to the sex dungeon! From a woman’s point of view, it’s nice to have your boyfriend, say, grab your hand, and not just because he’d like you to put it on his penis. This isn’t just some mysterious form of sexual etiquette. It comes out of how women evolved to be “commit-

ment skeptics,” as evolutionary psychologist Martie Haselton puts it. Erring on the side of underestimating a man’s level of commitment was how ancestral women kept themselves from ending up single mothers with a bunch of cave-lings to feed. Economist Robert Frank calls love “a solution to the commitment problem.” As he explains it, being emotionally bonded keeps you from making a coldly rational calculation about who’s got more to offer, your girlfriend or the new neighbor with boobs so big that each should be sending a delegate to the U.N. So, because women are on the lookout for signs that you love them, a hug is a hug is a hug needs to be the deal much of the time. Otherwise, whenever you’re affectionate, it’ll just seem like the boyfriend version of a wino telling a woman she’s beautiful — because it would be really beautiful if she’d give him the last dollar he needs to get drunk on cheapo aftershave.

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Psycho sudoku kaidoku


Each of the 26 letters of the alphabet is represented in this grid by a number between 1 and 26. Using letter frequency, word-pattern recognition, and the numbers as your guides, fill in the grid with wellknown English words (HINT: since a Q is always followed by a U, try hunting down the Q first). Only lowercase, unhyphenated words are allowed in kaidoku, so you won’t see anything like STOCKHOLM or LONG-LOST in here (but you might see AFGHAN, since it has an uncapitalized meaning, too). Now stop wasting my precious time and SOLVE!

“Let Free entertain you” — you know the FreestyLe driLL.

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Psycho Sudoku edited by Matt Jones psychosudoku@hotmail.com

Across 1 DIY handicrafts site 5 “If things were to continue like so ...” 15 “The Clothed Maja” painter 16 “Taken” guy 17 Beach bird 18 Tow-away zone destination 19 “10 Items ___” (checkout sign that drives grammarphiles nuts) 21 Ardent admirers 22 They may be collateral when buying new wheels 28 Recede gradually 30 Long-hitting clubs 31 Word before Jon or Wayne 32 No pro show, yo 36 Vigoda who’s still alive 37 Big name in toothbrushes 38 Vaccine target 39 Chuck an attempted threepointer into the stands, e.g. 43 Former British Poet Laureate Hughes 44 Multi-layered dessert popularized in 2015 45 Abbr. after a proof 46 “Go ahead, don’t mind me” 49 11th-graders’ exam (abbr.) 50 Carter and Spelling, for two 53 Cheat 59 Lying over 60 Gambles

61 “Desperate Housewives” actress Hatcher 62 Summer dress uniform component, maybe 63 Cut down to size Down 1 Brand in the frozen breakfast section 2 Go from gig to gig 3 They’re represented by fingers in charades 4 Conn. school 5 Half of the ‘80s synth-pop duo Yaz 6 Comedian Minchin 7 Savion Glover’s specialty 8 PPO alternative 9 ___ START (Tobias’s oft-misinterpreted license plate on “Arrested Development”) 10 Highest Scrabble tile value 11 Animal in a Dr. Seuss title 12 “Chronicles of Narnia” lion 13 Adult Swim fare, for short 14 “Lord of the Rings” tree creatures 20 Ancient Greek portico 23 Place to keep your Tetleys and your Twinings 24 “Mrs. Murphy Mysteries” author ___ Brown 25 Simile segment, maybe 26 Annoys by staying outside the lines? 27 NYSE symbol for the company

that keeps going ... and going ... 28 “Support Your Local Sheriff!” actor Jack 29 Benjamin Netanyahu’s nickname 33 Full of memorable lines 34 “Gold”-en role for Peter Fonda 35 Paul of “Anchorman” 40 Weight training partner 41 Bargain-basement unit 42 “The Memory of Trees” Grammy winner 46 1990 NBA Finals MVP ___ Thomas 47 Nutcase 48 Give a long-winded talk 49 Sgts.’ underlings 51 Edible seaweed used for sushi 52 Roasting device 54 “Was ___ das?” 55 Treasured document? 56 “A Kiss Before Dying” author Levin 57 California red, briefly 58 Suffix with winning

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©2016 Jonesin’ Crosswords (editor@jonesincrosswords.com). For answers to this puzzle, call (900) 226-2800, 99 cents per minute. Must be 18+. Reference puzzle No. 761.

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